Marcie Zelilkow, a prominent business and civic leader, was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at its meeting in Cincinnati on October 22, 2012.
Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, stated, “We are honored to welcome Marcie Zelikow, a distinguished member of our Western Region Board of Overseers , who brings extensive expertise as a leader of Jewish nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, and who chairs our School of Jewish Nonprofit Management Advisory Board. We look forward to her partnership in our shared mission to strengthen Reform Judaism and secure the Jewish future.”
A former executive recruiter who started her own business, Marcie Zelikow spent most of her career selling advertising space to heavy equipment manufacturers in engineering-oriented magazines. She also ran the industrial sales division for a specialty chemical company. Zelikow retired in 2001 to focus on not-for-profit work.
She is a Board Member at Jewish Family Service, where she has served as Vice President for Fund Development and Chair of the social enterprise and public policy committees. At The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Zelikow is part of the Jews in Need committee and former chair of the health and human services committee, LA/Tel Aviv Partnership, and Hillcrest United Jewish Communities (UJC) campaign. She is a former Board Member at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda and is National Fund Development Chair for Friends of Yemin Orde, where she also is a member of the National Board and its Executive Committee. At HUC-JIR, she is Chair of the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management Advisory Board and joined the Western Region Board of Overseers in 2011.
Zelikow is Vice President of Fund Development at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, where she serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Temple University.
Zelikow observes, “Without rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, and Jewish professionals, we can’t have strong Jewish institutions. The Jewish future all begins here. I also think it’s vitally important to have a West Coast presence. We’re the second biggest Jewish community in America. We deserve a bigger voice in the conversation.”
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