Hebrew College awards honorary doctorates to Brettler, Reinharz

From left, Hebrew College president Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, Shulamit Reinharz and Marc Brettler

Hebrew College presented honorary doctoral degrees to Marc Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies, and Shulamit Reinharz, the Jacob Potofsky Chair of Sociology, during the college’s 90th commencement exercises.

Brettler was honored for his groundbreaking biblical scholarship, deep commitment to Jewish education and “masterful” instruction in Hebrew College’s signature adult-learning program, Me’ah.

Reinharz was cited for her distinguished academic leadership and commitment to the advancement of social-science research, especially in the areas of Jewish gender, women’s studies and Zionism.

In 2012, Hebrew College conferred an honorary doctorate on Reinharz’s husband, Jehuda, former president at Brandeis.

Hebrew College was founded in 1921 to promote excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. Based in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, the school empowers and inspires individuals to contribute their voices and vision to the Jewish community and to bring Jewish values to bear on the critical contemporary issues.

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