HUC-JIR Council of Alumni Associations Met in New York - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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HUC-JIR Council of Alumni Associations Met in New York

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The HUC-JIR Alumni Leadership Council met for two days at the New York campus on November 18-19, 2008. The Council discussed alumni affairs, recruitment, and alumni communications. Council members met with HUC-JIR Board Chair Barbara Friedman and HUC-JIR President Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.

The Alumni Leadership Council of HUC-JIR fosters a mutually supportive and collaborative relationship between the College-Institute and its alumni by providing a voice for alumni, a link between alumni and the College-Institute, and support to each of the Alumni Associations. The Council is made up of representatives from the College-Institute’s rabbinical, cantorial, education, communal service, and graduate alumni associations.  The Council serves as a conduit for the College-Institute to alumni in their roles as ambassadors for the College-Institute to the Reform community and the broader Jewish community and assists the College-Institute in recruitment and development.

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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.