Kenneth Gilman was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) at its meeting on June 25 in New York.
Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, stated, “We are honored to welcome Kenneth Gilman, a distinguished business leader of the New York community. His expertise and guidance will serve as a great source of assistance to the College-Institute. We look forward to his partnership in our shared mission to strengthen Reform Judaism and secure the Jewish future.”
Gilman is retired, but serves as a member of the Board of Directors for two public companies. He is a trustee of the Manhattan Institute and serves on the Board of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. He is a member of HUC-JIR’s Eastern Region Board of Overseers. Interested in Jewish text study and American history, he is a member of Congregation Rodeph Sholom in New York City. He and his wife Carol Feinberg are the parents of three children, Jordana, Herbie, and Emma.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first 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 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 heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu