Welcome to the RHSOE Alumni Association page. We are proud of our Alumni Association and all that we do. This year the RHSOE Alumni Leadership Team is busy with many initiatives on behalf of the College and our alumni–ranging from developing new professional learning opportunities for our alumni to building our Facebook group, to recruitment for the education programs of HUC-JIR and the creation of an annual giving campaign.
We continue to work on how we communicate with our alumni through Tikshoret
, and to keep our alumni feeling connected with one another and with the school, current students and our newest alumni.
The many programs and events our Alumni Association provides are all the result of the hard work of fellow alumni. We invite you to get involved in the Association through one of its many working groups. Please don't wait to be asked. We are always eager to have more alumni involved in our Association. If you are excited about one of our current programs or projects or have a new idea, please let me know.
Ellen Lefkowitz ('99)
Working Groups 5773
Tamara Lawson Schuster '92
Day of Learning
Works to ensure that we are effectively connecting alumni to one another and to the College-Institute, and that we are sharing the successes of our alumni with the College-Institute community.
Mara Braunfeld '06 and Marci Dickman '82
Created the 2012 Day of Learning, at the NYC campus of HUC-JIR, Examining the Place of Israel in our Personal and Professional Lives.
Laura Bramson Hyman '98 and Shaina Wasserman '06 is
Educator and Alumni in Residence
Works to promote increased alumni support of the Annual Campaign.
Debra Sagan Massey '99 and Rebecca Goodman '00
Works with the faculty of the RHSOE to identify and select scholars to serve as leaders of these on-campus, student programs.
Stephanie Eshel '04 and Melanie Cole-Goldberg '87
Reviews alumni materials in order to make recommendations regarding the granting of the Honorary Doctorate.
Olga Bluman '08 Jonathan Kupetz '97, and Tami Weisman '10
Outreach to Students
Develops the programming for the 2014/5774 Alumni Kallah in California.
Sharon Amster-Brown '00 and Julia Levine '07
Professional Learning Groups
Creates special programs on-campus to introduce students and welcome students to the Alumni Association.
Brad Cohen '10 and Kathy Schwartz '94
Establishes and supports the small groups that provide professional learning conversations for over 70 alumni each year.
Lori Sagarin '84 and Debra Cotzin Kellner '04
Works with the recruitment professionals of the College-Institute to develop programs that support and enhance recruitment of new students to all the programs of HUC-JIR.
The mission of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education Alumni Association is to create a community among the graduates of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education that addresses the on-going needs of our alumni, the Rhea Hirsch School of Education and the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion.
The Alumni Association focuses its efforts on kehillah
, - building community, limud
- providing opportunities for study and professional learning, t'micha
- providing financial support to the College-Institute, l'dor va'dor
- engaging the next generation and kavod
- honoring our alumni.
The alumni association provides:
- Networking opportunities and creates an infrastructure of collegiality connecting alumni to one another, keeping them apprised of what is going on in the lives of our alumni, and at the College- Institute.
The alumni association provides:
T'micha - (Financial support)
- Continuing education and professional that focus on the unique needs of RHSOE alumni and build on the foundation of education that they received at the RHSOE.
The alumni association generates:
L'dor va'dor (Engaging the next generation)
- Funds for the needs of the RHSOE in particular and for the needs of HUC-JIR.
- Support amongst alumni in development efforts for HUC-JIR.
The alumni association strives to:
- Identify and inspire individuals to enter the field of Jewish education and to seek graduate degrees at the RHSOE.
- Identify and inspire individuals to enter for all HUC-JIR programs.
- Build active connections with current students to engage them with the community of alumni.
The alumni association promotes:
- The achievements, reputation, and stature of the RHSOE and its alumni among alumni, within the HUC-JIR community, the Reform movement, and the larger Jewish community.
- Promote the RHSOE and the field of Jewish education.
To achieve these goals, the RHSOE Alumni Association communication regularly with the HUC-JIR community and collaborates with RHSOE and its faculty, HUC-JIR administration, and the Alumni Council.