In the fight to secure the planet’s future, the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College is beckoning the past for inspiration. And it’s urging others to do the same.
Hebrew College’s new senior leadership team is taking root. Over the past four months, the college has hired vice presidents in the areas of development and marketing, and appointed a chief academic officer from within its ranks.
Rabbi Michael Shire, dean of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief academic officer of Hebrew College, President Daniel Lehmann announced this week. The change became effective July 1.
President Daniel Lehmann was honored June 3 for his work as founding headmaster of Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, Mass. During Gann's Founder's Brunch ceremony, held in the 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art edifice Lehmann helped build in 2004, officials unveiled Lehmann's official portrait, by award-winning artist Mary Minifie.
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, dean of the Rabbinical School, has been named to the Jerusalem Post's list of 50 most influential Jews who have impacted the world. Anisfeld was ranked No. 46 on the list for her stewardship of the Rabbinical School, which has ordained 70 transdenominational rabbis in its first 10 years.