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Faculty Tenure, Promotions, and Administrative and Faculty Appointments

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President, and Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, have announced the following faculty tenure appointments, promotions, and administrative appointments, effective July 1, 2012:


  • Dr. Sara Bunin Benor, Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at HUC-JIR/Jack H. Skirball Campus/Los Angeles, has been awarded tenure.
  • Rabbi Haim Rechnitzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, has been awarded tenure.


Administrative Appointments:

Faculty Appointments:

  • Dr. Lynn Kaye has been appointed Assistant Professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR/Jack H. Skirball Campus/Los Angeles.

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