Harvey Luber, Adjunct Faculty
I am an adjunct faculty member in the Religious Studies section of the Philosophy Department. I started teaching at UALR in 2004. My specialty is Judaism. I also teach Photography at the Arkansas Arts Center and have been since 1979 except for a brief period between 1995 and 1998 when I was the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Arkansas until I retired in 1998 and returned to the Arkansas Art Center. I also teach 8th grade and 10th grade at Temple B’nai Israel’s religious school. I taught 7th grade for many years and finally was promoted to 8th. I guess they figured I finally learned as much as the students I was teaching.
My interests are Jewish philosophy, Jewish law, and the Holocaust. I am currently researching the problem of evil from a Jewish and Biblical standpoint. My other interest is photography which is more of a therapy than anything else.
BS in General Education
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a double major in Chemistry and Biology with a minor in Humanities.
MSJS (Master of Science in Judaic Studies)
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago Illinois.
Harvey David Luber, 71, son of Nathan and Anne Luber, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007. Born July 20, 1936 in Chicago, IL, he shared 52 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Elaine Roberta Barg, and was blessed with 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Jackie Luber; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mark Mackey; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Steve Mink; and son, preceded in death, Sheldon Luber.
As a member of Temple B’Nai Israel and previously Congregation Agudith Achim, Harvey devoted 40 years of his life to educating young people and serving in many board positions within the community. He also served as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Arkansas for many years. He believed in education as a way to understand one another, speaking to schools about the Holocaust and church groups about comparative religion. He shared his love and knowledge of photography and Judaism by teaching at the Arkansas Art Center and UALR. He was an outstanding teacher, role model and friend and touched many people’s lives of all ages.