March 2022 HUC Connect Webinars Series Agenda HUJI HUC Connect Webinars Series Agenda

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NATURAL MYSTICS
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022 AT 2:00 PM ET

Varun Soni, Ph.D., Dean of Religious Life, University of Southern California
Gordon Dale, Ph.D., Inaugural Dr. Jack Gottlieb Scholar in Jewish Music Studies at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music; Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology, HUC/New York
Joshua Holo, Ph.D., Dean, Jack H. Skirball Campus; Associate Professor of Jewish History, HUC/Los Angeles; Moderator

Discover how the lives and musical oeuvre of popular artists become synonymous with their respective faith practices, cultures, and countries.

ISRAEL, AMERICAN JEWRY, AND 45
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022 AT 3:00 PM ET

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Senior Rabbi, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Saba Soomekh, Ph.D., Associate Director, American Jewish Committee
Steven Windmueller, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Jewish Communal Service, HUC/Los Angeles; Editor of "The Impact of the Presidency of Donald Trump on American Jewry and Israel"
Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., President; Moderator

HUC faculty and esteemed academics discuss the intricacies of American Jewish identity, Israel, and President Donald Trump.

FINDING MYSELF IN MOTEL
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022 AT 2:00 PM ET

Adam Kantor, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actor and singer

Join Adam Kantor in an exploration of his journey through Judaism as an American performer. Best known for the roles of Mark Cohen in the closing cast of Rent, Motel Kamzoil in the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof, and as an original cast member in The Band's Visit, Kantor’s Jewish identity is closely connected to his voice and life on stage.

SANCTIFIED SEX:
THE JEWISH DEBATE ON MARITAL INTIMACY

Noam Zion, Emeritus, Shalom Hartman Institute

Judaism's views on sex, sensuality, and intimacy within marriage.

PAPER BRIGADE

Becca Kantor, Editorial Director, Jewish Book Council

Dig into the Jewish literary landscape with the Jewish Book Council’s intriguing and rich annual literary journal, Paper Brigade.

 
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BREATHING THE AIR OF FREEDOM

Lidiya Yankovskaya, founder of the Refugee Orchestra Project; Music Director of Chicago Opera Theater
Milad Yousufi, composer and featured musician in the Refugee Orchestra Project

Music and social justice unite in this program that focuses on rights and support of refugees in the United States and all over the world.

OBLIGATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE,
AND FAITH-DRIVEN REFORM

Sister Helen Prejean CSJ, Author and Advocate
Rev. George T. Chochos, Senior Program Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice
Rabbi Hilly Haber '19, Director of Social Justice Organizing and Education, Central Synagogue; Moderator

Witness a preeminent, inspiring, and influential voice in the prison reform sector discuss how religion inspires their work.