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Monday, September 1, 1997

Rabbi Carole B. Balin has been appointed Assistant Professor of Jewish History beginning July 1, 1997. This is a new tenure-line position in our New York School.

Rabbi Balin was ordained at HUC-JIR/NEW YORK in 1991 and has served as a part-time member of our faculty since 1993. She is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Columbia University where she received her M.Phil. with distinction in 1994. Her dissertation topic is "Jewish Women Writers in Late Tsarist Russia."

She has taught at the Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies in Moscow, Russia, the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York, and at the 92nd Street YMHA's Bronfman Center for Jewish Life in New York. She has contributed articles to the Journal of Reform Judaism, Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia edited by Paula Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore, and Passover and Easter: The Liturgical Structuring of a Sacred Season co-edited by Lawrence A. Hoffman.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.