The $12 million endowment was raised in memory of Aaron Panken, president of HUC-JIR, who was killed in May piloting a small aircraft.
The allegations include inappropriate touching and grabbing, sexual propositions and advances, and inappropriate sexual remarks.
Panken, a licensed commercial pilot, led the Reform movement’s seminary system since 2014.
Reform Judaism, America’s largest denominational stream, boasts some 900 congregations in America, including some with thousands of member families. So what possessed Rabbi David Ellenson, the renowned scholar and then-president of Reform Judaism’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, to travel to tiny Temple Beth El, in Lexington, Mississippi, — population 2,000 — for that 12-member congregation’s 2005 centennial celebration?
In the face of an anti-Semitic movement that hates us all equally, Jews of all denominations must band together, argues Jordie Gerson.
The mayor of Cincinnati and the Anti-Defamation League denounced the spray-painting of a swastika on a sign at a Reform rabbinical school. On Tuesday morning, a white swastika was discovered on a sign on the Cincinnati campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Staff at the college reported the incident to the Cincinnati Police, which arrived on the campus, erased the swastika from the sign and launched an investigation into the matter.
Los Angeles police are searching for two Jewish brothers who disappeared nearly two weeks ago and are believed to have been abducted by their Taiwanese-American mother.
Hebrew Union College’s School of Jewish Nonprofit Management will be renamed in honor of Marcie and Howard Zelikow after the couple provided a multi-million dollar donation.
The people behind the Pew survey on Jews now admit that their figures may not depict as gloomy a picture about intermarriage as they first claimed, J.J. Goldberg writes.