Community Blog Rabbi Daniel Judson Named New Rabbinical School Dean
A Letter from President Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld
Rabbi Arthur Green (founding Dean and Rector of the Rabbinical School) and I have asked Dan to assume this role. We are confident that he is the right person to carry the program forward, working closely with both of us as we articulate a vision for the future of rabbinic education and for the Jewish community our rabbis are to serve.
Dan has been at Hebrew College for ten years, and has played a key role in the formation of our rabbis, both as a core faculty member of the Rabbinical School, and as our Associate Dean of Placement and Professional Development. During this time, Dan also completed his doctoral dissertation in American Jewish history (we look forward to celebrating the publication of a book based on his dissertation later this year!). As a former congregational rabbi and an insightful student of American Jewish life, Dan brings a deep understanding of the community within which we exist and for whom we seek to create leaders.
Dan’s appointment as dean is effective immediately. I am personally honored to have the opportunity to work with him in this new capacity, and am excited to support him as he brings his many intellectual and interpersonal strengths to the leadership of the Rabbinical School. Please join me in welcoming him to this role, and wishing him a warm mazel tov on this appointment.
We will be launching a search for a new director of rabbinical school placement and professional development later this month.
As we move into the New Year, and I move into my new role as President-Elect, I want to express my deepest gratitude to our dedicated and talented community of colleagues at Hebrew College. I very much look forward to working together, with a renewed sense of commitment to our shared mission of revitalizing contemporary Jewish life through deep learning and inspired leadership.
With all best wishes,
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld President-Elect, Hebrew College