Marcy Harris, Chair
Debbie Palmer, Vice Chair
Peggy Heller, Consultant
The Academic Affairs Committee will:
1. Work with the Deans, Directors of each school, and faculty in reviewing and improving the existing programs, and in developing new and creative academic programs;
2. Discuss the faculty and staffing needs of each school and make recommendations for future appointments.
Laura Kruger, Chair
The HUC-JIR/New York Museum has developed and presented 87 exhibitions over the past 21 years illuminating Jewish artistic, social, moral, and academic issues. The Committee will:
1. Aid and advise the Museum Staff in support of exhibitions in the New York HUC-JIR Museum;
2. Work closely with the curator and curatorial staff to plan and support yearly exhibits;
3. Assist and search for additional funds to support the Museum and College;
4. Share their knowledge of HUC-JIR exhibits and travelling shows with congregations and communities throughout North America and encourage the use of these exhibits in various communities;
5. Assist the administration to expand the role of the Museum and enrich the academic programs of the College through the use of Museum exhibitions as educational tools;
6. Attend exhibition openings at the College and traveling shows, and share information about them to their constituencies.
Sam Simon, Chair
Morris Kramer, Vice Chair
The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Advisory Committee will:
1. Devise strategies to raise the profile and strengthen the fundraising infrastructure of the DFSMM by bringing individuals to the school, and by introducing potential supporters to the school through local and regional learning opportunities and concerts;
2. Develop and maintain a list of fundraising priorities;
3. Consist of national representatives of lay leaders and donors to the DFSSM.
Richard Krantz, Chair
Audrey Zucker, Vice-Chair
The Student Life Committee provides assistance and support to rabbinical, cantorial and education students during their tenure in New York. The committee will:
1. Meet periodically with the Deans and representatives of the Rabbinical, Cantorial, and Education programs;
2. Serve as an informal network for students as they adjust to living in NY;
3. Assist in special student development activities (ie. The Soup Kitchen);
4. Find ways to have Overseers engage with students;
5. Coordinate practice interviews for seniors entering placement;
6. Coordinate and host dinners for applicants who interview in New York.