Rabbi David Ellenson

An Investment In Souls

Rabbi David Ellenson remembers the legendary philanthropist whose eye was trained on the future.

12/24/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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Many will surely speak of Edgar Bronfman and his legacy — and deservedly so. I will leave it to others to describe his extraordinarily privileged background, his many achievements in the realm of business and commerce, and his manifold philanthropic works. Each area of his exceptional life is worthy of a full-scale treatise, and I have no doubt that a complete academic biography of the man will soon emerge — the temptation for an academic or graduate student to describe the history of Jewish life in our day through an exploration of this one man’s life is surely irresistible.

Edgar Bronfman: Hailed for candor, humor and curiosity.

Panken Stressing ‘Creative Outreach’

Tech-savvy rabbi says Reform movement and its 900 congregations are strong, but must meet young people where they are.

08/01/2013
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Rabbi Aaron Panken, 49, the newly tapped president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, likes to mention that he was trained as an electrical engineer and is an amateur pilot. It’s his way of saying he’s tech-savvy, a focus he’s likely to bring to the job as he takes over the Reform seminary at a time of great educational change.

Rabbi Aaron Panken

Westchester Rabbi Aaron Panken Elected President Of Hebrew Union College

08/01/2013
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Rabbi Aaron Panken was elected president of The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform movement’s rabbinical school.

Rabbi Aaron Pankin, a resident of Mamaroneck, will succeed Rabbi David Ellenson in running four HUC campuses.
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