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HUC-JIR Announces Tenure, Promotions, and Appointments

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President, and Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, have announced the following tenure, promotions, and appointments, effective July 1, 2013:

Faculty Tenure:

  • Dr. Jason Kalman, Associate Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation, has been granted tenure at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.
  • Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Associate Professor of the American Jewish Experience, has been granted tenure at HUC-JIR/New York.


  • Dr. Wendy Zierler has been promoted to Full Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies at HUC-JIR/New York.

Faculty Appointment:

  • Dr. Christine Neal Thomas has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible & Cognate Languages at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.

Administrative Promotion:

  • John Bruggeman has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer at HUC-JIR.

Administrative Appointment:

  • Abby S. Schwartz has been appointed Interim Director of the Skirball Museum at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.

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.