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As of September 24, 2020. Membership is still in formation.

Academic Continuity

Online Learning Task Force

Dr. Sarah Benor, Chair; Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies

Cantor Jill Abramson, Program Associate and Faculty, DFSSM

Larry Albin, Education Technology, New York

John Bruggeman, Chief Technology Officer, National

Ms. Alice Finkelstein, Head of Technical Services, Klau Library, Cincinnati

Dr. Jennifer Grayson, Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Leah Hochman, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought and Director, Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, Los Angeles

Dr. Lesley Litman, Director, Executive MA program; Coordinator, Online Instructional Support, New York

Frankie Salzman, Rabbinical Student, Los Angeles

Rabbi Joseph Skloot, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Intellectual History, New York

Mira Weller, Rabbinical and MAJE Student, Los Angeles

Faculty Support Task Force

Jason Kalman, Ph.D., Chair; Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation; Gottschalk-Slade Chair in Jewish Intellectual History, Cincinnati

Rabbi David Aaron, Ph.D., Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Interpretation, Cincinnati; Co-Chair, Editorial Board for the HUC Press

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam, Los Angeles

Alyssa Gray, Ph.D., Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Faculty Chair, New York

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, Faculty Chair, Jerusalem

Bruce Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology & Jewish Communal Service, Los Angeles; Faculty Chair, Board of Governors

Student Personal and Professional Well-being Task Force

Rabbi Nancy Wiener, D.Min., Chair; Dr. Paul and Trudy Steinberg Chair in Human Relations; Founding Director, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, New York

Cantor Dana Anesi, D.Min., Director, DFSSM Fieldwork Program, New York

Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste, Director of the Israel Rabbinical Program, Jerusalem

Libby Fisher, Rabbinical Student, Cincinnati

Rabbi Andrew Goodman, Director of Student Support, Office of the Provost and Dean of Students, New York

Rabbi Josh Herman, Rabbi, Year-in-Israel Program

Rabbi Jan Katzew, Ph.D., Director of Service Learning, Blended Track Associate Professor of Education and Jewish Thought; EMA Senior Educator, Cincinnati

Rabbi Myriam Klotz, Director, Spirituality Initiative, New York

Mandi Richardson, Associate Director, ZSJNM, Los Angeles

Rabbi Julie Schwarz, Associate Dean, Cincinnati; Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education; Adjunct Associate Professor of Human Relations; Director of the Stein Program

Joel Simon                          

Rabbi Ruth Sohn, Director of the Leona Aronoff Rabbinic Mentoring Program; Rabbi of the Lainer Beit Midrash, Los Angeles

Alexandra Stein               

David White                      

Rabbi Laura Novak Winer, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Education, Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles

Operational Continuity

Development Task Force

Serena Young, Chair; Senior Director, Philanthropic Leadership, Institutional Advancement, National

Yana Fomin, Donor Relations and Events Manager, Institutional Advancement, National

Melissa Garai, Manager of Advancement and Program Services, Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, Los Angeles

Michael Gropper, Assistant Dean, Los Angeles

Leah Hochman, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought and Director, Louchheim School for Judaic Studies

Penny McCreless, Staff Accountant, National Business Office

Abby Schwartz, Director, Skirball Museum, Cincinnati

Samantha Tananbaum, Digital Content Manager, National

Jill Vora, Assistant Director of Prospect Management, Institutional Advancement, National

Alumni Task Force

Rabbi Elliott Kleinman, Chair; Chief Engagement Officer, Institutional Advancement, National

Cantor Jill Abramson, Program Associate, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, New York

Micol Zimmerman Burkman, Recruitment and Leadership Development Associate, Office of Recruitment and Admissions, National

Samantha Koss, Director of Development, Eastern Region, New York

Angele Osborne , Director of Donor Information Services, Institutional Advancement, National

Miriam  Heller Stern, Ph.D., National Director of the HUC-JIR School of Education; Associate Professor, Los Angeles

Chelsea Simon, Alumni Program Manager, National

Communications Task Force

Jeanie Rosensaft, Chair; Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs; Director, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, New York; Director, Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, New York

Lisa Frankel, Director of Educational Outreach & Administration, American Jewish Archives

Allison Glazer, Director of Marketing and Communications, National

Ilana Goldberg, Program Administrator to Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Dean of Students, and Rabbincal School, New York

Vanessa Harper, 5th-Year Rabbinical Student, New York

Sally Korkin, Public Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Cincinnati

Susan Kulick, National Director of Gift Planning, Institutional Advancement, National

Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, Jerusalem

Jose Morales, Maintenance, New York

Maor Rodman, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Jerusalem

Shane Sampson, Network and Systems Administrator, Cincinnati

Abby Schwartz, Director, Skirball Museum, Cincinnati

Chelsea Simon, Alumni Program Manager, National

Amanda Sissman, Manager of National Programs and Operations, Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles

Sheryl Stahl, Library Director, Los Angeles

Sam Tananbaum, Digital Content Manager

Nicole Vandestienne, Executive Administrator, Office of the President

Cathee Weiss, Director of Development, Western Region, Los Angeles

Kristin Young, Manager of Special Projects and Events, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, National

External Partnerships Task Force

Erik Ludwig, Ph.D., Chair; Director of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management

Rabbi Adam Allenberg, Senior Director, Office of Recruitment & Admissions

Erin Fine, Assistant Director, National Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Lisa Frankel, Director of Educational Outreach & Administration, AJA

Amy Goldberg, Chief Financial Officer, National

Rabbi Andrew A. Goodman, Director of Student Support, Office of the Provost and Dean of Students, New York

Dganit Jenshil, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Outreach, Jerusalem

Monisha Ringler, Associate National Registrar, National

Samantha Tananbaum, Digital Content Manager, National

Serena Young, Senior Director, Philanthropic Leadership, National

Staff Support Task Force

Autumn Wheeler, Co-Chair, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Cincinnati

Kristin Young, Co-Chair, Manager of Special Projects and Events, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, National

Joni Askin, Human Resources Assistant, National

Nancy Dowlin, Executive Assistant to the CFO, National

Paul Gish, Senior Director of Development Operations, Institutional Advancement, National

Amy Goldberg, Executive Sponsor, Chief Financial Officer

Einav Lahav, CFO and HR Director, Jerusalem

Harriet Lewis, Director of Operations, New York

Janet Liss, Officer Manager, Los Angeles

Ryan Tourial, Development Operations Manager, Institutional Advancement, National

Facilities, Building Operations, and Infrastructure Task Force

Lisa Frankel, Co-Chair; Director of Educational Outreach & Administration, American Jewish Archives

Harriet Lewis, Co-Chair; Director of Operations, New York

Yoram Bitton, Director of Libraries, National

John Bruggeman, Chief Technology Officer, National

Amy Goldberg, Executive Sponsor, Chief Financial Officer, National

Walter Jackson, Maintenance Supervisor, Los Angeles

Dganit Jenshil, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Outreach, Jerusalem

Janet Liss, Office Manager, Los Angeles

Abby Schwartz, Director, Skirball Museum, Cincinnati

Walter Welch, Director of Operations, Cincinnati

Laurel Wolfson, Library Director, Klau Library, Cincinnati

Kristin Young, Manager of Special Projects & Events, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, National

Recruitment and Admissions Faculty Task Force

Rabbi Adam Allenberg, Chair; Senior Director, Office of Recruitment & Admissions

Rabbi David Aaron Ph.D., Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Interpretation, Cincinnati; Editorial Board for the Hebrew Union College Press, Co-Chair

Rabbi Norman Cohen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Midrash, New York

Rabbi Kim Geringer, Adjunct Instructor in Professional Development, Rabbinic Supervision, New York

Dr. Leah Hochman, Associate Professor of Jewish Thought and Director, Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, Los Angeles

Candice Levy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Rabbinics, Los Angeles

Rabbi Julie Schwartz, Associate Dean, Cincinnati; Adjunct Associate Professor of Human Relations; Director of the Stein Program

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D., Consultant; Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Rabbinics; HUC-JIR Rabbinical School Director and Rabbinical Program Director, Los Angeles

Rabbi Lisa Grant, Consultant; Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish Education; Rabbinical Program Director, New York; Coordinator of Seminary Special Projects

Rabbi Jonathan Hecht, Ph.D., Consultant; Dean and Interim Rabbinical Program Director, Cincinnati