Mark S. Kanter Inducted into Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Mark S. Kanter Inducted into Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mark S. Kanter, Vice President and General Counsel for Rookwood Properties of Cincinnati, was inducted into the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at its meeting in Los Angeles on February 11, 2019.

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., stated, “Mark Kanter brings to HUC-JIR his strong commitment to Cincinnati’s religious and communal life. His knowledge and vision will help advance HUC-JIR’s vital role in shaping the Jewish future.”

Since 1991, Kanter has been associated with Rockwood Properties, a family owned firm in the business of developing and managing residential, office, and industrial and retail properties in Kentucky and Ohio. From 1986-1991, he served as Associate with the law firm Frost & Jacobs (now Frost, Brown, Todd), specializing in real estate law and commercial lending.

Kanter currently serves on the Board and as Assistant Secretary of the Jewish Home of Cincinnati (formerly Cedar Village. He is the past President of the I.M.Wise Temple in Cincinnati, and served on the Boards of Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, the Jewish Center of Cincinnati, and the Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, MS.  

Kanter received the BA degree in philosophy from Connecticut College in New London, CT, and the JD degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.


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