Proud to join Hebrew Theological College as Director of External Affairs

September 1, 2017 – Hebrew Theological College is pleased to announce that Shalom Klein has been appointed in a newly created role of Director of External Affairs. In this position, Klein will work with the Beis Midrash & College for Men, Blitstein Institute for Women, Fasman Yeshiva High School and Yeshivas  Hakayitz on leading marketing strategy, public relations efforts and expanding HTC’s presence online and in the community.
Over the past few years, Rabbi Joshua Zisook has overseen the marketing at HTC and we thank him for all of his efforts.  Going forward, Rabbi Zisook will assume a more active role in alumni relations, while continuing his roles in the admissions departments of the college and high school.
“I am enthusiastic about bringing innovative initiatives to HTC which has a nearly 100-year-history,” Klein said. “The programs, faculty and administration of this incredible institution provide so much to our Chicagoland Jewish community. I embrace the opportunity to help bring this message to new audiences, in addition to the thousands of alumni and committed supporters.”
Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, CEO of HTC said about Klein, “We are very excited to add Mr. Shalom Klein to our team here at HTC.  As Director of External Affairs, Shalom will play a critical role in showcasing the many institution-wide HTC programs and accomplishments of our students. We are confident that with Shalom’s enthusiasm and strong history of community service, HTC will be visible and more relevant to our stakeholders in Chicago and beyond.”
Prior to accepting this role, Klein has been working with Fasman Yeshiva High School as the College and Career Guidance Counselor and he will continue to work with families and students in offering strategies for education and professional success. Klein also has been the leadoff instructor for the new entrepreneurship classes offered by HTC’s College for Men.
Shalom hosts a weekly radio show, Get Down To Business with Shalom Klein on AM 560 in Chicago. He has serves served as Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park, Chairman of the Village of Skokie Economic Development Commission and many small business and employment task forces in Illinois and at the White House. Shalom earned his M.A. from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and is currently completing his doctorate in educational leadership.
Shalom Klein can be reached via email at  klein@htc.edu
About Hebrew Theological College
Hebrew Theological College, founded in 1921, is committed to producing Torah-imbued college graduates who will serve the Jewish community and humanity through their professional and personal vocations. Hebrew Theological College provides coursework leading to undergraduate degrees in Judaic Studies, Accounting, Business, Education, English, Health Sciences, Psychology and Speech and Language Pathology. In addition to the two college divisions – the Men’s Beis Midrash/College program and the Blitstein Teachers Institute for Women – Hebrew Theological College also includes the Fasman Yeshiva High School preparatory division for young men. Hebrew Theological College is a member of the Touro College and University System, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. For more information on Hebrew Theological College, please go to http://www.htc.edu

Skokie’s Hebrew Theological College Sending 27 Volunteers To Houston To Assist in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

A group of local high-school students are bringing faster help to Harvey victims, by flying in for hands on assistance. Close to two dozen high-school seniors, along with college chaperones and staff, from Skokie’s Fasman Yeshiva High School are volunteering several days this week to assist Houston’s Jewish community with hurricane relief efforts.

“While many people are trying to get out of the Houston, Gulf Coast area — we’ll be going in,” said Yehoshua Kalish, a 12th grader that lives in Chicago. There are six students at Fasman Yeshiva High School from Houston that were prevented from making it to Skokie for the start of the academic year, which commenced the final week of August.

The storm has created havoc in south Texas as the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental United States with torrential rain and damaging winds. The students will be helping remove flood damaged items in homes, sorting clothing, sanitizing and removing debris.

“We’re all here to do the job, and we’re anxious to get to work” said Rabbi Joshua Zisook, HTC’s Director of Admissions who is coordinating the trip along with CEO Rabbi Shmuel Schuman. Both Rabbi Schuman and Rabbi Zisook will be joining the student delegation.

The group from Skokie will be leaving O’Hare Airport on Wednesday morning and returning Friday morning. The volunteer efforts are being arranged with members of the Jewish community in Houston, Texas in partnership with the Orthodox Union who launched a fundraising campaign to help those impacted by the flooding. Hebrew Theological College has also made housing arrangements on their Skokie campus for Texas residents needing temporary accommodations.

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