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Marissa Hollander Inducted onto Board of Overseers of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Marissa Hollander, of Boca Raton, FL, was inducted onto the Board of Overseers at the New York School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on September 21, 2008.

(Board of Overseer Marissa Hollander and Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Dean, HUC-JIR/NY)

A member of both Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton, FL and Congregation Etz Chaim in Bentonville, AR, Hollander has been very involved in Jewish organizational work for the past 16 years, including serving as Education Chair on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and serving as a board member for the Sisterhood of the Congregation of B'nai Israel. Other volunteer work includes being an Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse at Pine Crest Prep School and volunteering at the Boca Raton Community Hospital and at the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival. Hollander previously worked at Drexel Burnham Lamber and The Ford Foundation, both in New York City. 

"We look forward to Marissa Hollander's wise counsel, in advancing Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's missions as the academic, spiritual, and professional development center for Reform Judaism," said Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Dean of HUC-JIR's New York campus. 

Hollander looks forward to working with HUC-JIR and feels that The College-Institute "offers value, hope, and opportunity to the future of our faith and I'd like to be involved in and contribute to that future." 

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 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.