Linda K. Levi Inducted onto Board of Overseers at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Linda K. Levi Inducted onto Board of Overseers at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Linda K. Levi of Livingston, NJ, was inducted onto the Board of Overseers at the New York School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on September 21, 2008. 

(HUC-JIR/NY Board of Overseers Chair Marjorie Miller with Board Member Linda K. Levi) 

A member of Temple B'nai Jeshuran in Short Hills, NJ, Levi has served as President of the synagogue and of its Women's Association. She is a past board member of the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee and is currently the Executive Secretary of The New Jersey Jewish News. Levi dedicates much of her personal time to volunteer work and spent a year working to create and facilitate a marketing and development plan for Daughters of Israel Geriatric Center.

Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Dean of HUC-JIR/New York, said, "Linda Levi's profound understanding of the needs of Reform congregations and of the larger Jewish community will be of great assistance to our campus, as we seek to train the leaders of Reform Judaism and klal Yisrael." 

Levi stated, "HUC-JIR is a sacred place where it all begins, a place that creates rabbis, cantors, and educators, whose mission is to perpetuate Reform Judaism. It is an honor to serve the College-Institute and to play a role in this mission." 

The Board of Overseers provides support and guidance for the academic and cultural programs of HUC-JIR's New York campus.

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.