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Rabbi Dennis Eisner Named Assistant Dean at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

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Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Rabbi Dennis Eisner has been named Assistant Dean of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Los Angeles School, announced Dr. Lewis M. Barth, Dean, HUC-JIR Los Angeles School. Rabbi Eisner's appointment is effective July 1, 1999.

Rabbi Eisner recently served as the Director of the Junior and High School Programs of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's (UAHC) National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) program. He also served as Assistant Director of Project Development for the Departments of Program and Synagogue Management of the UAHC. His other appointments include Director of Community Development for the Jewish Community Center on the Upper West Side in New York and Resident Director for Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, California.


Rabbi Eisner was ordained at the HUC-JIR New York School in 1998 and received his Master of Arts degree in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Arts degree in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR Los Angeles School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from San Francisco State University.


"I am very pleased about Rabbi Dennis Eisner becoming Assistant Dean for the Los Angeles School. With Rabbi Richard Levy becoming Director of our School of Rabbinic Studies and Rabbi Eisner as Assistant Dean, we embark on a new phase of development and growth for the HUC-JIR Los Angeles School and for the Reform Movement in the Western United States. Rabbi Eisner's organizational and programmatic experience will only enhance the fine administrative team at the College-Institute," said Dr. Barth.


Other administrative changes announced at the College-Institute's recent graduation include the expansion of Madelyn Mishkin Katz's part-time Director of Student Services position currently to be the new full-time Director of Student Services and External Programs.


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 leaders to serve 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. www.huc.edu