Hebrew College Commencement & Ordination 2024

June 2, 2024 Newton Free
(Photo: nirat/iStock)
(Photo: nirat/iStock)

Join us for Hebrew College Commencement & Ordination Ceremonies.

Schedule of Ceremonies:

  • 12-1 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m.: Rabbinical Ordination
  • 3:30 p.m.: Reception

Honorary Degrees:

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, dedicated advocate in the struggle for universal human rights; senior rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City; and commissioner on President Biden’s United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Dr. Cochav Elkayam-Levy, expert on international law, human rights, and feminist theories; law professor at the Reichman University and the Davis Institute for International Relations at Hebrew University; and founder and head of the Dvora Institute for Gender and Sustainability Studies.

Parker J. Palmer, writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is founder and Senior Partner Emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal.


Hillsen/Brownstein Award for Promotion of Hebrew Language and Literature
Rabbi David Gedzelman, President & CEO of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, which is dedicated to revitalizing Jewish identity through educational and cultural initiatives as well as to advocating for and supporting Hebrew and Jewish literacy among the general population.

Benjamin Shevach Award for Excellence in Jewish Educational Leadership
Joni Blinderman, executive director of the Covenant Foundation, a foundation that seeks out innovation and excellence in the field of Jewish education.

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Sunday, June 2, 2024, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hebrew College
1860 Washington St
Newton, MA 02466
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