President Daniel Lehmann was honored June 3 for his work as founding headmaster of Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, Mass. During Gann's Founder's Brunch ceremony, held in the 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art edifice Lehmann helped build in 2004, officials unveiled Lehmann's official portrait, by award-winning artist Mary Minifie.
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, dean of the Rabbinical School, has been named to the Jerusalem Post's list of 50 most influential Jews who have impacted the world. Anisfeld was ranked No. 46 on the list for her stewardship of the Rabbinical School, which has ordained 70 transdenominational rabbis in its first 10 years.
Last year, it was "Jewish Identity and Contemporary Israeli Culture," at Tufts University. This year, it was "Judaism and the Quest for Meaning," at Clark University. These two new fellowship programs, created by the Center for Global Judaism with a grant from CJP, are just the latest examples of how Hebrew College is building bridges between the academy and the community.
Hebrew College has been selected to serve as one of a handful of new incubator sites in the rapidly growing field of teen philanthropy. The Jewish Teen Funders Network chose the college, along with Gann Academy in Waltham, to train and mentor a cohort of 40 Greater Boston high-school students.
Marc Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Bible Studies at Brandeis University, will address graduates of Hebrew College at the school’s 90th commencement exercises May 31. He will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters during the 10 a.m. ceremony, to be held in Berenson Hall on the college's Newton Centre campus.
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