John A. Golden Inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

John A. Golden was inducted as a member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion by Burton Lehman, Chair of the Board of Governors, and Rabbi David Ellenson, President of HUC-JIR. Golden has served as a member of the Board of Overseers of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.

“John Golden’s commitment to HUC-JIR’s mission is demonstrated by his activism on behalf of recruitment. We look forward to his guidance in strengthening our faculty, research, and student resources for the 21st century,” stated Rabbi David Ellenson.

Golden is the founder of John A. Golden Associates, Inc., a financial advisory firm based in New York City that invests in private and public companies. Golden serves as member of the Board of Directors of Abercrombie & Fitch, the publicly held specialty retailing company as well as Senior Bridge Family Companies, a New York based eldercare management company. He is a retired general partner of Goldman Sachs and Co., where he was a leader in its mergers and acquisition advisory business for 20 years.

In addition, Mr. Golden is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Colgate University. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School and a member of the Board of Directors of The Michael Wolk Heart Foundation associated with Cornell University –Weill Medical College in New York.


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, 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