Sue Neuman Hochberg (center) with Rabbi Ellenson and Barbara Friedman, Chair, at her induction onto the Board of Governors
Sue Neuman Hochberg, was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) on March 9, 2009 at HUC-JIR’s Los Angeles campus.
“Sue Neuman Hochberg has a strong, long-standing relationship with the College-Institute, through years of devoted service to our Los Angeles School and her experiences at HUC-JIR during her children’s rabbinical studies at our Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York campuses. Her commitment to Jewish learning and leadership is a source of inspiration, as we advance our mission of preparing rabbis, cantors, educators, communal professionals, and scholars for Jewish communities throughout North America and around the world,” said Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President.
A member of the HUC-JIR’s Los Angeles Board of Overseers for the past eight years, she has a long history in the philanthropic community. She has served on the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and their Executive Committee for the past ten years, is past President (1992-1994) of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary, and has held numerous positions with the Jewish Federation in Los Angeles.
In her professional life, Hochberg worked as Comptroller for Demographic Research Company, which created software programs for the direct mail industry. During that time, she served on the National Board of the Direct Mail Industry.
She is married to Larry Hochberg, the founder and developer of Sportmart store, who also has a long history of involvement in the Jewish philanthropic world.
Sue Hochberg's daughter, Laurie Rice, and Laurie’s husband, Philip Rice, were ordained in 2001 at HUC-JIR in New York. The Rice’s currently serve as co-Senior Rabbis of Congregation Micah in Nashville, Tennessee.
Sue and Larry Hochberg divide their time bewteen Chicago and Los Angeles, and are members of Congregation Micah in Nashville, Tennessee.