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Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education Names Dr. Lynne B. Harrison to Board

New York—The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education, which partners with Jewish day schools to provide engaging curricula, teacher training and advanced technology as well as vital support in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, announced today that philanthropist and businesswoman, Dr. Lynne B. Harrison, has been named to its national board.

Dr. Harrison is founder and president of Harrison Research Laboratories Inc. that tests products from major companies for safety and efficacy in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel, South America and Asia-Pacific.

“CIJE is a unique organization that transcends geographic and multi-denominational bounds to provide quality education for Jewish youth throughout the U.S.,” Dr. Harrison said. “STEM education is the basis on which rests our entire future, in terms of our prosperity, world leadership and the enormous job satisfaction the people in sciences enjoy.”

“Dr. Harrison and CIJE share similar goals, which is to ensure that students are well prepared for future STEM jobs and to compete in the global workforce,” said Jason Cury, president of CIJE. “She will be a valuable asset on our board and her involvement will enhance the quality of the programs we’re providing to Jewish day schools nationwide.”

In addition to becoming a generous supporter of CIJE, she is a longstanding donor of many STEM education and Jewish charities.

Dr. Harrison is a board member of Friends of Israel Sci Tech, which collaborated with CIJE on the CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program, now in close to 40 schools in the U.S. She serves on the board of Space Israel and is the chair of the newly formed USA Space Israel Board. She has served as vice chair of the Hillel International Board of Directors as well as a member of the Hillel International Board of Governors.

Dr. Harrison is also vice president of the United Jewish Community Federation of Greater MetroWest (New Jersey). She founded and funded the Dr. Lynne B. Harrison Science Center at the New Jersey “Y” Camps, which offers specialty education to young Jewish campers in chemistry, biology, physics, exercise physiology, astronomy and robotics.

Dr Harrison is also extremely active in her industry. She was the founding president of the Dermal Clinical Evaluation Society and founding editor of its journal. She also serves as a U.S.SA delegate to the “Expert Panel” of the International Standards Organization. Other professional memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Toxicology, American Society for Photobiology, Personal Care Products Council Sunscreen Task Force, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

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