Sherman Grancell's 100th Birthday Feted at HUC-JIR/LA - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Sherman Grancell's 100th Birthday Feted at HUC-JIR/LA

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


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.

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 leaders to serve 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.