Professor Mark Washofsky
UJC Scholar-in-Residence
Thinking Jewishly About Vaccination

Professor Washofsky is the Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice at Hebrew Union Colllege-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He has been a member of the HUC-JIR faculty since 1985, most recently serving as Professor of Rabbinics, and specializes in the literature of the Talmud and Jewish law. Professor Washofsky received his rabbinical ordination (1980) and Ph.D. (1987) from HUC-JIR.  He is the chair of the Solomon B. Freehof Institute of Progressive Halakhah and chaired the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis from 1996-2017.

(This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Salata Family.)

Friday, 28th April 2021
8:00 PM via Zoom

Professor Washofsky will speak after services.  Those attending services will be able to view the lecture on screen.

The Zoom link is the same as for the service:

Paul Liptz
UJC Scholar-in-Residence
Crisis in May: Perspectives on the Situation in Israel

Saturday, 29th May

at 7:00 PM (Zoom Only)


Paul Liptz was on the Tel Aviv University faculty for 40 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Middle East and African History and the International School.  He also taught graduate students at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem for 25 years and has served on the staff of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.  He has traveled the world extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops in over 20 countries.  Paul was born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and came as a volunteer to Israel one day before the Six Day War began.  He decided to stay and