Mark C. Biderman Elected Treasurer of Board of Governors of HUC-JIR

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

The Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) has elected Mark C. Biderman to serve as Treasurer, as of January 1, 2007. 

Biderman is a member of the Board of Governors, where he is Chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the Strategic Planning Implementation Committee and Strategic Planning Committee on Financial Sustainability, and Chair of HUC-JIR's New York Board of Overseers. 

"Mark Biderman's expertise in finance and commitment to communal leadership will help strengthen HUC-JIR's academic excellence, financial sustainability, and technological growth," stated Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President. 

Biderman is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Financial Partners. He previously served as Managing Director and head of the Financial Institutions Group in the Corporate Finance Department of CIBC World Markets Group (formerly Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.), a position he held since 1987. From 1969 to 1987, he served as Senior Analyst in the Equity Research Department of Oppenheimer covering the financial services industry and was elected to the Institutional Investor All America Research Team from 1973 to 1985. He is a C.F.A. and was Past President of the Bank and Financial Analysts Association. 

Biderman received the B.S.E. from Princeton University and the M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and is Past Chairman of the Board and President of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. 


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