ANDREA FLEEKOP APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF THE TARTAK LEARNING CENTER AT HEBREW
UNION COLLEGE – JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION/LOS ANGELES
Andrea Fleekop, a 2003 graduate of the joint master’s programs in Jewish
Education and Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College – Jewish
Institute of Religion (HUC – JIR), in Los Angeles, has been appointed
the Director of the campus’ Tartak Learning Center.
Fleekop graduated cum laude from Brandeis University with a degree in Near
Eastern Judaic Studies in 2000. She has served as education intern at Temple
Israel of Hollywood, teacher at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, and communal service
intern at the Bureau of Jewish Education and upon graduation from HUC –
JIR , received the Shirley M. Stahl Prize in Jewish Education. As the Director
of the Tartak Learning Center, Fleekop will consult with students and alumni
of all HUC-JIR programs as well as Jewish professionals in the field.
The Tartak Learning Center is an educational resource center designed to provide
Jewish education ideas and materials to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion students, alumni, and Jewish professionals. The Tartak Learning
Center, located in the Mercaz of the Los Angeles campus, was established through
a generous and on-going gift by the Tartak Family and is maintained by the Rhea
Hirsch School of Education (RHSOE).
First opened by the RHSOE in the mid-1970s, the Tartak Learning Center served
as a resource center where HUC-JIR students compiled lesson plans and materials
for religious schools and informal education settings (e.g. camps). Through
the years, the Tartak Learning Center has expanded into a resource center for
all students at HUC-JIR, principals and teachers in religious schools and day
schools, adult educators, camp directors and counselors, communal service professionals,
rabbis, and cantors.
Today the Tartak Learning Center houses a collection of nearly 5,000 items,
including books, curricula (published and student written), videos, music, and
For more information, please visit the Tartak Learning Center website at www.huc.edu/tartak.