Mandel Foundation Awards $4.1m to Hebrew Union College

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio has awarded Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion $4.1 million to support the establishment of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost Chair and continued funding for the Mandel Initiative for Visionary Leadership.

The new Chair, designated for HUC-JIR’s chief academic officer, will be held by Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., who currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at HUC-JIR.

The Mandel Initiative for Visionary Leadership is designed to create a cadre of future rabbinical, cantorial, and education leaders who will guide 21st-century Reform institutions towards excellence in vision, learning and Jewish identity formation.