Stan Rabin Inducted onto Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stan Rabin was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at the November 2, 2009 Board meeting on HUC-JIR’s Cincinnati campus. 

Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, said, “Stan Rabin’s passionate commitment to his community and the wellbeing of the Jewish people worldwide is a source of inspiration.  We look forward to his wisdom and guidance in advancing our mission in preparing rabbis, cantors, educators, Jewish non-profit management professionals, and scholars to serve the North American Reform Movement, Israeli Progressive Movement, and world Jewry.”

Rabin recently retired as chief executive officer of Commercial Metals Company (CMC), a $7.7 billion company that has manufactured, recycled, and marketed steel, metal products, and related materials around the world since 1915.  The company has had an unparalleled record of profits every quarter for 23 years under his leadership.  Rabin is a metallurgical engineer who began his career developing materials for nuclear reactors, first for Union Carbide and then for General Electric.  He joined CMC in 1970 and rose to chief executive in 1979.  Last year, CMC received the Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s International Achievement Award.

A distinguished communal leader of Dallas, Texas, Rabin is a past president of Temple Emanuel and remains an active board member, recently taking on the chairmanship of the congregation’s capital campaign to rebuild the sanctuary.  He has also served as president of the Dallas Jewish Federation and currently is a trustee of United Jewish Communities. He also serves on the Boards of the American Jewish Committee and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.


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, 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