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Posts Tagged ‘Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’

Monica Piper

Comedian To Headline Emanu-El Installation

Los Angeles-based Emmy-winning comedian Monica Piper (above) will headline a weekend of festivities at Temple Emanu-El Nov. 2-3 to welcome its new rabbi, Matthew Zerwekh. A writer for the animated children’s TV series Rugrats, Piper has also written for Roseanne and Mad About You and has performed her own special on Showtime. Her first love,…

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Steven M. Cohen

Misconduct Alleged

JTA and JN Staff Sociologist faces sexual harassment accusations. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the leading Reform seminary, has opened a Title IX investigation against well-known Jewish sociologist Steven M. Cohen, Ph.D., after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The allegations, published July 19 in an extensive investigative article by the New York…

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Aaron Scholnik, second from right, on the new bimah with open house guests

New Home – Temple Beth Sholom

Photos by Shannon Ruiz Opening the doors at Marquette’s first-ever Jewish synagogue. Marquette may be known for its iron ore port and breweries, as the home of Northern Michigan University or even the 2012 CBS MoneyWatch listing as one the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. But recently, the largest city in Michigan’s…

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