American Conference of Cantors Congratulates New HUC-JIR Interim President Rabbi David Ellenson
(Schaumburg, IL) The American Conference of Cantors congratulates Rabbi David Ellenson on being named interim President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).
Rabbi Ellenson, Ph.D, Chancellor Emeritus of HUC-JIR, has a long record of leadership in the Reform movement. As President of HUC-JIR from 2001-2013, he was instrumental in launching and overseeing a variety of strategic projects during a challenging financial time, including the ordination of cantors.
Rabbi Ellenson assumes this position after the tragic death of HUC-JIR President Rabbi Aaron Panken z"l.
Founded in 1953, the American Conference of Cantors is a thriving professional organization that currently represents over 500 cantors in North America and around the world as k'lei kodesh (holy vessels), serving the diverse needs of K'lal Yisrael (the Jewish people). The ACC exists to support its members in their sacred calling as emissaries for Judaism and for Jewish music. We draw upon the energies and aspirations of our members through a shared and dynamic vision of programs and initiatives that respond to the needs of the greater Reform community.