This event has been cancelled in person following CDC guidelines for the coronavirus and will be livestreamed only. Click here to watch the livestream, and please visit tbeboca.org/update for other cancellation information.
Part of the Rabbi Aaron Panken z"l Memorial Lecture and Weekend
Generously Underwritten by the Beck Family Foundation
What is the Point of Learning?
Rabbi Dr. Jan Katzew, Director of the Rabbinical School at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, will deliver the Rabbi Dr. Aaron Pankin z”l Memorial Lecture – Learning Matters: What Is The Role of Learning in America and Israel?The Jewish community has always valued learning, and the role of learning in our country and among our people is a topic that is both timely and timeless. Rabbi Jan Katzew, PhD will reflect on learning in memory of his close friend, the brilliant and amazing teacher, Rabbi Aaron Panken z”l.
Join us for the rest of the Rabbi Aaron Panken z"l Memorial Weekend
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:30 am - Studying Virtue. Learn more.
Rabbi Dr. Jan Katzew received his Ph.D. in Education and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University (1997); his M.A. in Hebrew Letters and rabbinical ordination from HUC-JIR (1983); and his B.A. in Religious Studies, magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University (1978). He has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at HUC-JIR since 1999 and was the Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning at the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Dr. Katzew received the Distinguished Educator Award from the National Association of Temple Educators and was selected as a Jerusalem Fellow as an international leader in Jewish education by the Mandel School in Jerusalem.
Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion provides the academic and professional training programs for the Reform Movement’s rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit professionals. 4,000 active alumni serve the Reform Movement’s 1.5 million members and nearly 900 congregations, representing the largest Jewish denomination in North America. Temple Beth El’s Patty Beck serves on the HUC-JIR Board of Governors, and our rabbis, Cantor Lori, and Heather Erez are alumni. Who we are at Temple Beth El was shaped by HUC – JIR.
Rabbi Aaron Panken z”l was a distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement for nearly three decades. He died tragically in a plane crash on May 5, 2018, age 53, while President of Hebrew Union College.