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HUC appoints new dean

Rabbi Shirley Idelson was named dean of the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Idelson, whose term will commence on July 1, will be responsible for overseeing all functions of the campus, including academics, administration, operations and development. She currently is director of HUC’s rabbinical school and associate dean of the New York campus.Idelson was ordained in 1991 and holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Columbia University. She is a doctoral candidate at the City University of New York.