Hebrew Union College dean to discuss politics in Israel

Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Dean of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Cincinnati Campus, will visit Congregation Shaare Emeth Sunday, Jan. 11 to speak about Jewish politics in Israel.

Cohen’s talk, “Jewish Politics in Contemporary Israel – A Reform Perspective” takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur. The adult learning opportunity will explore Jewish politics in contemporary Israel, the wisdom of our Jewish tradition and the significance of HUC. 

Cohen, an Israeli-born scholar, is an Associate Professor in Talmud and Halachic Literature at HUC-JIR as well as Dean of the Cincinnati campus. He was appointed Assistant Professor in Talmud and Halakhic Literature in July 1998, and Director of the Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems in January 2000. In November 2003, he was awarded the Rabbi Michael Matuson Professorship for Emerging Scholars, and he was named Affiliate Member of the Laboratoire Des etudes sur les Monothéismes of the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in August 2005. He was appointed dean of the Cincinnati campus in September 2011, and ordained a rabbi in 2012.

For more information about Cohen, visit http://bit.do/rabbinic.