ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany will link registration for more than 30 lectures, sponsored by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), to its website between February and June. The lectures will cover a range of topics and lectures are free and open to the community.

The HUC-JIR, which is the center for professional development of Reform Judaism, will break down its winter and spring lectures into six themes: Judaism & Civil Society, Judaism & Culture, Judaism & History, Judaism & Parenting, Judaism & Religions and Judaism & Women’s Studies. Some of the lectures planned for  the upcoming weeks include ‘Imagining Esther: The Splendid Illustrated Esther Scrolls in the HUC Collection’ on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., ‘Language and Racism in the United States Today’ on Tuesday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m. and ‘Infertility in the Ancient World’ on Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m.

Live lectures, which will be held at different times each week, may be accessed on the Beth Emeth site at or at Archived lectures will also be available at the HUC site.

Deb Sokoler at or 518 436-9761, ext. 230 can provide details.