Scarsdale’s Miller to ‘oversee’ Hebrew Union College

miller.jpgScarsdale’s Marjorie L. Miller has been appointed chair of the Board of Overseers of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s New York campus.

HUC-JIR is the primary seminary and academic center for Reform Judaism.

Miller is a former president of Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale and is an honorary trustee of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers. She has been a member of the Board of Overseers since 2003.

“Her devotion to the Jewish community, professional expertise in education and social work, and commitment to the Reform Movement will serve as a source of wisdom and guidance as together we advance the mission of our institution: preparing leaders for the Jewish people,” HUC-JIR President Rabbi David Ellenson said.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.