FOLLOWING MANY BOLD ACHIEVEMENTS, EHRENKRANTZ PLANS TO STEP DOWN
For Immediate Release
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WYNCOTE, PA—(February 27, 2013)—Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz announced today that after more than a decade at the helm of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, he plans to step down from his presidency. His tenure has seen many accomplishments. Most recently Ehrenkrantz directed a strategic restructuring that brought together the Reconstructionist movement’s seminary and its congregational services in one unique organization. A creative overhaul of Reconstructionist rabbinical training is well under way; the first major curricular changes will appear in fall 2013. Earlier on, Ehrenkrantz oversaw a $50 million fundraising campaign—the organization’s largest ever—and initiated RRC’s first strategic plan. Ehrenkrantz also has served as RRC’s Aaron and Marjorie Ziegelman Presidential Professor. He is the first RRC graduate who has led the organization.
“As I look at RRC today, I see an organization uniquely poised to lead and guide the Jewish community,” Ehrenkrantz said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished. It has been a tremendous blessing for me to advance the vision and serve the people of the Reconstructionist movement. Now the time has come for me to step aside, for new leadership to build upon our accomplishments and take the next steps toward fulfilling our future.”
David Roberts, the chair of RRC’s board, commented, “I accepted Dan’s resignation with reluctance, and I deeply appreciate his many accomplishments. Dan has given much to this institution and this movement—he has excelled both in visionary work and in steadfast management.”
Roberts will convene a search committee soon and plans to proceed at a swift pace. Ehrenkrantz will remain as RRC’s president during the search process and will help to assure a smooth transition once the new president has been selected.
Read more detail about the movement’s restructuring and new affiliation model.