Gary L. Greenberg, a prominent attorney and communal leader in Cincinnati, OH, was elected Secretary of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at its meeting in New York on June 4, 2018. Greenberg has been a member of the Board since 2011, and is Chair of its Audit Committee.
Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., HUC-JIR Interim President, stated, “Gary Greenberg’s strong commitment to our institutional mission as well as his legal expertise and extensive experience in professional and Jewish communal organizations are a great source of assistance to the College-Institute. His partnership helps strengthen Reform Judaism and the Jewish future.”
Greenberg stated: “I am gratified by this opportunity to serve the College-Institute and the Reform movement. Since its founding, HUC-JIR has lead the way in integrating Jewish traditions and values with understandings of the world based on reason and science. My purpose in serving as an officer on this Board is to help maintain and strengthen this thought leadership for the Jewish people.”
Greenberg received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania (1974) and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School (1978). He is a Principal in the Cincinnati office of national law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice is limited to the field of labor and employment law, representing management. This includes representing employers in labor negotiations, administrative agency matters, arbitrations, and litigation.
A member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, The Federalist Society, and Ohio Management Lawyers Association, he was the editor of Ohio Employment Law Letter (1990-2005).
Greenberg is the President of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and a past President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati. He is a member of the AIPAC Cincinnati Council and a past board member of Rockdale Temple and Jewish Family Service. He and his wife, Linda Heldman Greenberg, are the parents of two children, Eric and Benjamin.