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Carole Sterling Inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Carole Sterling was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at its meeting in Cincinnati on October 18, 2010.

“We are honored to welcome Carole Sterling, whose passionate commitment to the vitality of Jewish life serves as a model of leadership that will inspire our students as they prepare for careers of service to the Jewish community,” said Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President.

A resident of Toronto, Canada, Sterling has been tireless and dedicated to the UJA Federation for over nearly two decades and was designated the 2003 recipient of the Phil Granovsky Award for Community Excellence, which honors individuals who exemplify the best in UJA Federation campaigning.  As a UJA Federation Board member, she has served as Chair of UJA Federation’s Women’s Campaign and Advocacy; Chair of the Walk with Israel; participated in the 1998 March of the Living; and served for two years as Vice Chair of UJA’s annual campaign.  Among her many communal leadership roles are the Vaughan Steering Committee of UJA Federation’s Jewish Toronto Tomorrow initiative, the Executive and Board of Temple of Temple Sinai, second Vice President of the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism, and Regional Representative of the Union for Reform Judaism.

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.