Rabbi David Komerofsky Appointed
Director of the Rabbinical School and Dean of Students of
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Cincinnati
Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), announced the appointment of Rabbi
David Komerofsky as the Director of the Rabbinical School and Dean
of Students of HUC-JIR/Cincinnati as of July 1, 2002. Rabbi Ellenson
stated: "We welcome Rabbi David Komerofsky and look forward to his
leadership and guidance in advancing HUC-JIR/Cincinnati's rabbinical
program and student affairs."
Rabbi Komerofsky will oversee the Rabbinical School curriculum,
academic student advising, student health and housing services,
orientation programs, student pulpit, fieldwork, and senior placement
activities, and liturgical activities on the Cincinnati campus,
among many other functions. In addition, his responsibilities will
include teaching professional development courses and overseeing
campus security and human resources.
Rabbi Komerofsky has served as the Associate Dean of Students
at HUC-JIR's Cincinnati School since his rabbinical ordination in
1999. He is the instructor for the "Introduction to Judaism" course
offered in Cincinnati through the Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Midwest Council. In addition, as a member of the faculty of the
Melton Adult Mini-Schools in Dayton and Cincinnati, he taught courses
in Jewish history.
In addition to his ordination at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Komerofsky also
received a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters (1997). He earned his
a Bachelor of Arts in History (magna cum laude) from the University
He is married to Rachel Stern Komerofsky, a graduate of HUC-JIR's
Joint Masters Program in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service.
They are the parents of two-year-old twins.