The Hague, 26 Menachem-Av 5768 - 27 August 2008
The Academic Committee and visiting leaders of other rabbinic training
institutes together with the ordinees before the Ordination service.
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The siddur (without the cover).
The semicha document for men, for women.
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Below is the Order of the Service, the figures show the timeframe of the different sections.
Order of Service
0 Procession with psalm 118:26-29: Baruch Haba
3 Welcome of special guests, prof. I.T. Young
9 Welcome, drs H. Wagenfeld, chair of the Foundation
11 Welcome, mr W. Koster, chair of the Union
18 Welcome, prof. I. Zwiep, chair of the Academic Committee
22 Welcome, mr L. Levisson, son of Robert A. Levisson
23 Mincha service led by rabbi M. ten Brink and chazzan
prof. E. Schleifer, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem
52 Musical intermezzo: mrs. M. Dreese (flute)
"Romance" by Joachim Stutschewsky
56 Introduction to the Ordination: the dean of the Institute
rabbi D. Lilienthal
1.05 Semicha: rabbi Navah-Tehila Shmuelit-Livingstone
1.07 Semicha: rabbi Tamarah Benima
1.08 Semicha: rabbi Albert Ringer
1.10 Semicha: rabbi Marianne van Praag
1.12 Semicha: rabbi Kineret Sittig
1.13 Derasha: rabbi Navah-Tehila Shmuelit-Livingstone
1.17 Derasha: rabbi Tamarah Benima
1.24 Derasha: rabbi Albert Ringer
1.29 Derasha: rabbi Marianne van Praag
1.33 Derasha:rabbi Kineret Sittig
1.40 Greetings by rabbijn D. Ellenson, President van
het Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, V.S.,
brought by rabbi Y. Mazor, HUC-JIR Jerusalem,
followed by a special prayer by him for the
1.44 Odecha (psalm 118:21-24,
Amsterdam Spanish-Portugues melody)
1.48 Greetings by rabbi prof. M. Saperstein, Principal
of the Leo Baeck College, London
1.52 Greetings by rabbi P. Knobel, President,
Central Conference of American Rabbis
1.55 Greetings by mr. L. Bergman, Executive Member
World Union for Progressive Judaism and
Executive of the Rabbinic Review Committee
2.00 Psalm 98: Shiru LAdonai shir chadash
2.04 Closing comments, rabbi A. Soetendorp
2.10 Closing of the mincha service led by rabbi