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Annual Fund Supporting All Programs
"Scholarships are an essential means of encouraging students with the highest academic standards and most passionate commitment to Judaism to become the Jewish leaders of the future. We invite you to invest in our students. With your generous scholarship assistance through endowments, multi-year gifts, and annual gifts, you will make a difference. You will ensure a new generation of leadership that is responsive to the growing needs of URJ congregations and Jewish communities throughout North America, Israel, and the world."
-Rabbi David Ellenson, President
Scholarship support aids students in the following programs:
Israel Rabbinical Program
School of Sacred Music, New York
Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles
New York School of Education
School of Jewish Communal Service, Los Angeles
School of Graduate Studies, Cincinnati
Edgar R. Magnin School of Graduate Studies, Los Angeles
Graduate Studies, New York
Year-in-Israel Program for First-Year Students
Please help support the Year-in-Israel Program, which provides first-year training for rabbinical, cantorial, and education students. The Program emphasizes intensive Hebrew and Judaic studies and involvement in the social and cultural life of Israel.
Rhea Hirsch School of Education Students
We seek additional funding for the Jerusalem School, which serves as the academic center for a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs and provides a liberal Jewish alternative for modern Israel. The Jerusalem School's diverse offerings for HUC-JIR students and the community include the Year-in-Israel Program for First-Year Students, the Israel Rabbinical Program, the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, the Skirball Museum of Biblical Archaeology, the S. Zalman and Ayala Abramov Library, Beit Midrash/A Liberal Yeshivah, Hebrew Ulpan and Jewish Studies Programs for New Immigrants, the Department of Educational Initiatives and its Pedagogic Center (Sadna), the Hallel (community) Choir, a monthly concert series, the HUC-JIR/URJ Kesher Program for college age students and volunteers, and more.
Faculty Research and Support
Over the past eight years, we have hired 18 faculty members who provide the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and mentorship to the new leaders for the Reform Movement, greater Jewish community, and beyond. As we continue to recruit stellar faculty members, we need additional funding to provide all of our faculty with the resources that will retain both the younger and the more senior faculty members at HUC-JIR throughout their careers. We are seeking to provide funds for faculty research, travel, and professional development.
We need to preserve and augment our libraries, archives, and museums to enrich Jewish sources of learning. New technologies will enhance access to and use of these great treasures of the Jewish people for scholars and the Jewish community throughout the world. We are seeking to endow librarian, archivist, and curatorial positions and acquisition and conservation funds.
Klau Library, Cincinnati
S. Zalman and Ayala Abramov Library, Jerusalem
Frances-Henry Library, Los Angeles
Klau Library, New York
American Jewish Archives
Skirball Museum, Cincinnati
Skirball Museum of Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem
HUC-JIR Museum, New York
Skirball Cultural Center