Dr. Kathy Schwartz, MAJE/MAJCS ’94, RJE, Installed as Association of Reform Jewish Educators President - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Dr. Kathy Schwartz, MAJE/MAJCS ’94, RJE, Installed as Association of Reform Jewish Educators President

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ARJE Installation 2019

Dr. Kathy Schwartz, MAJE/MAJCS ’94, RJE, was installed as President of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE), the voice of Reform Jewish education, on January 16, 2019. Dr. Schwartz serves as a clinical faculty mentor in the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR and is the Director of Lifelong Learning at Congregation Har Hashem in Boulder, CO, where she has served since 1997. 

Dr. Miriam Heller Stern, National Director of the School of Education, stated, "We are proud and delighted to see the chain of School of Education Alumni leadership continue, from current ARJE President and EMA Alumna Anne Berman-Waldorf to Dr. Kathy Schwartz. HUC-JIR is committed to supporting and partnering with the ARJE and all of its leadership to advance the quality of Reform and progressive Jewish education."

ARJE is the professional association of Jewish Reform educators. Through members working in partnership across the United States as well as in Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Australia, and South Africa, ARJE serves a wide variety of Jewish organizations by working to strengthen Reform Jewish religious education. Dr. Schwartz’s installation took place at ARJE’s annual gathering, “The Nachshon Effect: Facing the Sea of Change,” which convened 200 educators in Washington, DC, from January 14-16, 2019, and provided opportunities to network, share, mentor, develop strategies, and learn about change processes.


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. www.huc.edu