The Los Angeles campus community was honored to celebrate the 100th birthday of Sherman Grancell, son of Anna and IH Grancell, of blessed memory, on Thursday, February 4, 2010. Mr. Grancell’s parents were among the founding families of the Los Angeles School and the Anna Grancell Student Center is one of the most-often used spaces on campus. The Grancell Student Center is the primary space for student events, faculty lectures, classes, campus-wide celebrations, and many other activities. Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, holds the Anna and IH Grancell Chair of Jewish Religious Thought.
(l-r) Mr. Sherman Grancell; Dr. William Cutter, Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations; LuAnne Tyzzer, 2nd year education/Jewish communal service student; and Tami Weisman, 3rd year education student.