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Mark Zilbermann Inducted into Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mark ZilbermannMark Zilbermann, Chairman of The Brandt Companies, LLC, and a distinguished leader of the Dallas Jewish and larger community, was inducted into the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at its meeting in Los Angeles on February 11, 2019.

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., Interim President of HUC-JIR, stated, “Mark Zilbermann’s deep commitment to his synagogue, Holocaust and humanity education, and interfaith relations is a source of inspiration. His expertise and guidance will help strengthen HUC-JIR’s academic excellence and service to the Reform Movement and the larger world.”

Zilbermann has been associated with Brandt Engineering and the Brandt Companies, LLC since 1976, serving as CEO in 1995-2016 and Chairman since 2016.

A pillar of Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, Zilbermann was President of the congregation in 2015-2017 and continues to serve on the Board and Executive Committee. He has held various executive committee positions and numerous committee chairs, including chair of the most recent capital campaign, “Our Temple Future,” which raised $40 million.

Currently, Zilbermann serves on the Board and Executive Committee for The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, the board of the southwest region for the AJC, the board of the Temple Emanu-El Foundation, co-chair of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council of Dallas, and the St. Mark’s School Alumni Board. He previously served on HUC-JIR’s Central Region Board of Overseers.

Previously, he served as a board member of the JCC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Dallas Holocaust Museum, and St. Mark’s School of Texas. 

Zilbermann received the B.S. from Yale University (1974) and MS from the University of Texas at Austin (1978).

He and his wife Peggy are the parents of Doug and Aaron, who is married to Erica Zilbermann and has 9-year-old twin daughters, Gigi and Isabella.


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