Rabbi Jerome R. Malino Honored
at the Dedication of The Jerome R. Malino Faculty Development Fund
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) has established
the Rabbi Jerome R. Malino Faculty Development Fund in honor of
Rabbi Jerome R. Malino. The fund has been created by a generous
gift from Naomi Kanter, her husband of blessed memory, Burt Kanter
and the Kanter Family. Dr. David Ellenson, President of HUC-JIR,
dedicated the fund during a day of recognition at HUC-JIR in New
York on Monday, January 28, 2002.
"We are proud to honor our distinguished colleague who has guided
students, congregants, and the Jewish community for nearly six decades,"
stated Dr. Ellenson. "The Rabbi Jerome R. Malino Faculty Development
Fund will allow the College-Institute to continue to attract, support,
and retain distinguished scholars in a competitive academic environment.
The fund will be used to augment the professional and scholarly
growth of its faculty by attracting and supporting visiting scholars
and faculty, providing research and travel support for faculty members,
offering a biannual retreat for faculty from HUC-JIR's four centers
of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York,
improving technology and distance education opportunities, and offering
professional development programs."
An adjunct faculty member in homiletics at HUC-JIR for many years,
Rabbi Malino continues to teach an advanced homiletics class, conducts
independent study courses, and regularly attends senior sermons
to share his insight and expertise with HUC-JIR students. Rabbi
Malino graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1931
and was ordained by the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1935. He
received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Alfred
University in 1958 and a Doctor of Divinity Degree from HUC-JIR
Rabbi Malino has served the congregation of the United Jewish Center
of Danbury, CT for over 65 years, becoming Rabbi Emeritus in 1981.
The former President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis
and the recipient of numerous awards for service and scholarship,
Rabbi Malino has served the Danbury community and the state of Connecticut
in educational, ministerial, and humanitarian capacities.
The continuity of Rabbi Malino's devotion to Jewish scholarship
and leadership was evident by the many family members in attendance
who are active members of their Jewish communities: son Rabbi Jonathan
Malino, a rabbi and Professor of Philosophy at Guilford College,
daughter Fran Malino, Chair of Jewish Studies at Wellesley College,
and granddaughters Rabbi Tamar Malino and Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein.
Members of the family and students at the College-Institute led
morning services in the Minnie Petrie Synagogue. Tributes to Rabbi
Malino at the luncheon following services were presented by former
congregant Harriet Blum; former student Helene Ferris, Rabbi of
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester; and Rabbi Robert Levine,
former Assistant Rabbi with Rabbi Malino in Danbury and current
Senior Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan.