The HUC-JIR Community extends sincere sympathy to
Rabbi Ruth Alpers (Jay Stein Director of Human Relations, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati) on the death of her mother
Dr. Eugene Borowitz (Sigmund L. Falk Distinguished Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought at HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of his wife, Dr. Estelle Borowitz.
Ashley Boyke (Administrative Assistant, HUC-JIR/LA) on the death of her grandfather, Dr. Donald C. Walsh
Tom Colvin (maintenance staff, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati) on the death of his mother, Mrs. Colvin
Rabbi David Ellenson (President, HUC-JIR) and his wife Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson on the death of her mother, Peggy Koch
Rose Ginosar (Director of Student Services, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem) on the death of her father, Paul Burstein.
Erica Greenbaum (rabbinical student, HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of her grandmother.
Jerome Gumenick (Board of Governors, HUC-JIR) on the death of his mother Sophia Gumenick. The Gumenick family established The Nathan and Sophia Gumenick Scholarship Fund, for worthy rabbinical students.
The family of Rabbi Melbourne Harris (C '27), who had been the oldest living alumnus of HUC-JIR.
Robert M. Heller (Board of Governors) on the death of his brother, Dan Heller
Jocelyn Hudson (rabbinical student, HUC-JIR/LA) on the death of her grandmother, Shelia Mosten
Marilyn Krider (Cincinnati Campus Library, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati) on the death of her father, John Newland
Burton Lehman (Chair, HUC-JIR Board of Governors) and Brenda Lehman on the death of his brother, Edwin Lehman
Amy Lehr (Public Affairs Associate, HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of her grandmother, Sylvia Lehr Topol.
Robert Levine (N '77) on the death of his father, Irving H. Levine.
Dr. Philip Miller (Director, Klau Library, HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of his sister, Andrea White
David Novak (rabbinical student, HUC-JIR/LA) on the death of his grandmother Jessica Margolis Knox
The family of Dr. Alvin J. Reines, (C'52) a distinguished member of our faculty for 45 years, developed the concept of polydoxy (a religion that is not based on infallible revelation), which laid the foundation for innovations in Reform Jewish life including the ordination of women and the definition of Jewish status on the basis of patrilineal descent and an internationally renowned scholar in the fields of Jewish medieval philosophy, particularly the work of Maimonides and contemporary Jewish thought.
Andy Rosenkrantz (rabbinical student, HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of his father,Stanley Rosenkrantz
Lisa Rubin (rabbinical student, HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of her brother, Hal Rubin
The family of Charles Rutenberg, Honorary Governor, HUC-JIR
Rabbi Martin Ryback (Director of Chaplaincy Emeritus of the Board of Rabbis) on the death of his wife, Betty Ryback. The Rybacks established the Rabbi Martin and Betty Ryback Award in Institutional Chaplaincy at HUC.
Sara Yellen Sapadin (rabbinical student, HUC-JIR/NY) on the death of her grandmother, Fay Ochman Antecol
Dr. Richard Sarason (C '74, Professor of Rabbinical Literature and Thought, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati) on the death of his father in-law, Seymour Arenstein
Dr. Paul Steinberg (Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Religious Education and Human Relations at HUC-JIR/NY) and Trudy Steinberg on the death of his sister, Silvia Anfang.
Rabbi Taron Tachman (N '04) on the death of his brother Brandon Tachman.
The family of Dr. Murray Tieger who served as a consulting psychologist to the Admissions Committee for HUC-JIR in Cincinnati for nearly 50 years.
Dr. Ben Zion Wacholder (Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati) on the death of his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Krukowski
Dr. Steven Windmueller (Director, School of Jewish Communal Service, HUC-JIR/LA) and Dr. Michelle Windmueller on the death of her father Dr. Ralph Pearlman
The family of Rabbi Alfred Wolf, (C '41) Esteemed alumnus and one of the rabbinical students rescued out of Nazi Germany by HUC in the 1930s, who served on the HUC faculty, and as Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, founding director of the AJC's Skirball Institute on American Values, and as the pioneering founder of American summer camps for Jewish youngsters and the interfaith movement in California.
Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman (N '70, 7th President of HUC-JIR) and Judy Zimmerman on the death of his mother, Anne Helen Zimmerman