Alumni Leadership Council: Mission - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

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    Alumni Leadership Council: Mission

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    The Alumni Leadership Council of HUC-JIR fosters a mutually supportive and collaborative relationship between the College-Institute and its alumni by providing a voice for alumni, a connection between alumni and the College-Institute, and support to each of the Alumni Associations.

    We achieve these three goals by:


    Working in a collaborative relationship with HUC-JIR’s President and administration to:

    • Voice alumni ideas for advancing the College’s mission and shaping the College’s future;

    • Advocate for issues of common concern to alumni;

    • Collaborate with the College in ongoing strategic planning.


    • Serve as a partner with the College-Institute in connecting with alumni, especially in their roles as HUC-JIR ambassadors to the Reform community, the broader Jewish community, the academic community, and other partners in its mission;

    • Assist the College-Institute in recruitment and development;

    • Partner with the College-Institute to foster ongoing alumni education; and

    • Assist the College-Institute In remaining an integral part of its graduates’ professional development, careers, and lives.


    • Support the alumni associations of each of the schools in their missions to create a meaningful and lasting bond between the College-Institute, its alumni and current students;

    • Enhance communication, joint planning, and collaboration among the College-Institute’s alumni associations; and

    • Foster and model a spirit of mutual understanding, respect, collegiality, and cooperation among alumni in their relationships with each other, with the College-Institute and in their daily professional lives.

    To achieve these goals, the Council is made up of leaders from each of the College-Institute’s Alumni Associations including: the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Alumni Association, the School of Education Alumni Association, the Pines School of Graduate Studies Alumni Association, the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management Alumni Association, and the Rabbinic Alumni Association; all of whom work together with members of the HUC-JIR administration.