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Alumni Giving

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Your Gift Makes a Difference

For more than a century, alumni have been among the strongest supporters of the College-Institute. Every year HUC-JIR depends on alumni to help with the cost of educating HUC-JIR students. Each dollar you contribute is used immediately to meet student needs, sustain teaching, and support innovative programs and more. That is why your help is so important.

Your contribution will enable us to continue the important work of preparing the next generation of leaders. Your gift also sends a very important message to our other supporters about the importance of HUC-JIR in the lives of its graduates. Together we can ensure that students will continue to have the finest training as they prepare to join our community of colleagues and to meet the challenges of today’s Jewish world.

Methods of Giving

The choice is yours!

We appreciate your support and that’s why we make it so easy to give. Simply choose the gift method that works best for you, or give us a call at 866-686-3293 to make your gift over the phone. Learn More >

I Want to Give Where it Matters Most

Our Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Panken, notes that individual donors and foundations often ask about the percentage of alumni giving. We can support Aaron in his work by our participation in the Annual Fund.  Every graduate of HUC-JIR is an honored and valued alumnus. As alumni, it is our privilege and sacred responsibility to support the training of the next generation of Jewish Professionals.

Please demonstrate your commitment and donate now to the Alumni Annual Fund so that this time of new beginnings will blossom into a future blessed by vitality, fulfillment, and peace.

I Want to Make a Lasting Gift

We ensure the future of Reform Judaism and the Jewish people. We educate the religious and communal leadership for a modern Judaism that is Joyful, inspiring, and dynamic. But the continuity of a contemporary Judaism that balances tradition with the demands of a changing Jewish community rests in your hands. The Campaign will enable us to sustain our commitment to academic excellence and provide the bold leadership that is needed to assure your Jewish future.

L'Dor Vador Scholarship Fund

The L’Dor Va’Dor Scholarship Fund honors HUC-JIR alumni for their 25 years of dedicated service to the Jewish People.  Created by our rabbinic alumni, their congregations, families and friends, this initiative has grown to celebrate this milestone for alumni all our schools.  Through this project, we are able to recognize in perpetuity, the name of each participating alum honoree.

All contributions received in honor of alumni are pooled together in an umbrella fund called the L’Dor Va’Dor Scholarship Fund.  This fund is an endowed scholarship fund. This means that contributions pooled together, invested and earn interest.  Each year the College-Institute awards 5% of the fund balance for student scholarships. Names of alumni who create scholarships are recorded in perpetuity in the annual Presidents Report.  

Planned Giving: The 1875 Society

Throughout its history the College-Institute has benefited time and again from the foresight of friends/alumni who have established trusts or made testamentary gifts to support out work. Indeed, it was the offer of a trust in 1873 that spurred the creation of the Hebrew Union College. Through bequests and trusts, you have the opportunity to join those who over the years have enabled the College – Institute to:

  • Sustain our strength as a leadership institution in the field of Jewish studies
  • Launch new educational and cultural programs
  • Provide our students the financial and academic resources to develop transformative leadership for communities around the world
  • Strengthen our role in Israel as we join with progressive Jews there to encourage religious pluralism and Jewish vitality.