|Deanna Gottschalk, z"l
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Deanna Gottschalk, beloved wife of our esteemed Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, z"l, who served as President (1971-96) and Chancellor (1996-2000).
Mrs.Gottschalk passed away on March 16, on the occasion of her 73rd birthday. She will be remembered for sharing Dr. Gottschalk's devotion to our institution, Governors, Overseers, students, faculty, and staff, and for her gracious warmth. In her professional role, Dee helped many through her practice as a social worker.
The HUC-JIR Community extends heartfelt condolences to her sons, Charley and his wife Amy, and Andrew and his wife Dawn, to Dr. Gottschalk's children Rachel Brenner and Marc and Debi Gottschalk, and to all of her nine dear grandchildren.
May Deanna Gottschalk's commitment to her dear family and to HUC-JIR's mission endure as an inspiring legacy, and may her memory be a source of blessing to her loved ones and to all who loved her.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest 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 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 history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.