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New York, NY; November 15, 2018 - Following today's announcement that Rabbi Hara Person will become the next Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), stated:
I could not be more excited to welcome my friend and colleague Rabbi Hara Person to her new, and richly deserved, position as Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
I have known and worked with Rabbi Person for more than 25 years, and have unfailingly been impressed with her intelligence, organizational savvy, and creativity. She is a true leader’s leader and a rabbi’s rabbi.
Rabbi Person will assume her critical role at a complicated, exciting, and pivotal moment for our Movement and for our community. Her leadership has long been a blessing, and we anticipate this new chapter with unalloyed enthusiasm.
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