Richard Hirsch, Honorary Member Honorary member of the Board of Governors

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Rabbi Richard Hirsch serves as President of the Zionist General Council. Upon his retirement, he was elected Honorary Life President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). Prior to that, he was Executive Director of WUPJ and Director of the Chicago Federation and Great Lakes Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. In addition, Rabbi Hirsch was the Founding Director of the Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center in Washington DC and served as Co-Chair of the Former Soviet Union & Eastern Europe Committee. He has been a member of The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors since 1972.