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Andrew R. Berger Inducted onto Board of Governors

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Andrew R. Berger, newly inducted member of the Board of Governors, with Barbara Friedman, Chair



Andrew R. Berger, a partner in the law firm Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.


“Andrew Berger’s expertise in corporate, real estate, health care, and finance law, as well as his distinguished years of leadership of the major Jewish institutions of Cincinnati, are a valuable resource to Board of Governors and administration of the College-Institute.  His commitment to the Jewish future is a source of inspiration for all of our endeavors,” said Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President.


Berger’s legal practice includes mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, commercial real estate, financing transactions and business organization and succession planning.  Associate with his firm since 1980, and a partner since 1984, he is a member of his firm’s Management, Opinion, Professional Responsibility, and Risk Management Committees.  Previously, he served as an Associate at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati.


A leading figure in the Cincinnati Jewish community, Berger served as President of Isaac M. Wise Temple (2005-2007), member of the Board of Trustees (1997 to present), Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and Outreach Committee.  Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Worship Committee.  He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati since 2007, and formerly participated in and chaired the Lawyers Division Campaign.  He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hillel Jewish Student Center in Cincinnati (1996-97). 


Berger received the B.A. in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Nebraska (1975) and the J.D., Cum Laude, from Cornell University School of Law (1978).


He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of Laura, are the parents of Laura, Daniel, Timothy, Julia, and Hannah. 


HUC-JIR’s Board of Governors, comprised of distinguished communal and civic leaders and HUC-JIR alumni, is invested with the governance of the College-Institute’s four campuses in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York. 


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.