"Evolution of the Synagogue: The Once and Future Synagogue"
Dr. Lawrence A. Hoffman was ordained as a rabbi in 1969, received his Ph. D. in 1973, and has taught since then at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. From 1984 to 1987, he directed its School of Sacred Music as well. In 2003, he was named the first Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor of Liturgy, Worship and Ritual. He teaches classes in liturgy, ritual, spirituality, theology and synagogue leadership. For almost forty years, he has combined research, teaching, and a passion for the spiritual renewal of North American Judaism.