Vivienne Barr-Braun was a member of the Hunter Hillel board until her passing on August 14th, 2019. She was a dedicated and passionate board member, committed to our students and to the Hunter Hillel community. Below is her brief biography. _____________ While at home raising her children, Vivienne completed her degree to become a teacher of English as a Second Language and currently teaches part-time. She was an active volunteer in Scarsdale where she lived for 20 years. Vivienne has served in many leadership roles including serving as President of the Scarsdale High School PTA, Vice-President of the Parent-Teacher Council and board member of the Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling Services. Committed to serving those less fortunate, Vivienne was co-chair of the Social Action Committee at Westchester Reform Temple and tutored elementary school students through a program sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Community Services. She was on the board of the Scarsdale Student Transfer Education Program where she served as chairwoman and secretary. As supporters of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, Vivienne and her husband have participated in bicycle rides in Israel during which they have visited military bases and met soldiers. Vivienne co-chaired Super Sunday and recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Westchester Women’s Philanthropy of UJA. It was through this connection that she became interested in Hunter College Hillel. She and her husband Perry recently moved to Greenwich, CT where she joined JCC-UJA Greenwich.
Vivienne held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College, a Masters degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Manhattanville College. Vivienne is survived by her husband Perry and their three children.