Shalom from the Council of Alumni Associations,
As you receive this, we are beginning Elul – another reminder of the rapidly approaching new school, programming, and Jewish year. At the same time, I am beginning my term as Chair of the Council of Alumni Associations (the Council). The Council serves as the coordinating body for the individual alumni associations of the various programs of the College-Institute. Comprised, of representatives of each alumni association, we meet online every 6 weeks and for a two-day in-person meeting once a year.
Over the past couple of years, the Council has been working with the Office of Alumni Engagement and HUC-JIR administration to improve the relationship between the College-Institute and its over 3500 living alumni. To do this effectively, the Council took decided to focus its time and energy on three areas, where we are working to make improvements,
Each of these areas is being driven by a Working Group made up of Council members, alumni from different schools, and HUC-JIR staff. We look forward to sharing with you our thinking and progress over the year to come. Please feel free to reach out to me (Rabbi.Litwak@tsnd.org) if you want to share ideas.
Wishing you all a very happy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year,
Rabbi Alan Litwak ‘96
Chair, Council of Alumni Associations