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Madelyn Mishkin Katz, RJE, to Receive Citation in Recognition at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Graduation Ceremonies

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), announced that he will present the Citation in Recognition to Madelyn Mishkin Katz, RJE, Director of Student Life at HUC-JIR/LA. The degree will be granted at HUC-JIR’s Los Angeles Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 18, 2009 at HUC-JIR/LA, 3077 University Avenue in Los Angeles.


Rabbi Ellenson said, “As Director of Student Life for a decade, Madelyn Mishkin Katz has given of her gifts of heart and soul to the students and faculty of the Los Angeles Campus of HUC-JIR.  Her devotion to her alma mater has been manifested as the immediate past chair of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education Alumni Association.”


Katz, RHSOE '84, is the HUC-JIR faculty representative to the Inter Seminary Retreat, an interfaith dialogue program, and a board member of the Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles.


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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 men and women for service to 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.