Jack H. Skirball Campus, Los Angeles
3077 University Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 749-3424, Fax (213) 747-6128
Course Offerings and Class Schedules
School and Programs
The Los Angeles School occupies a five-acre site in the center of the city, adjacent to the University of Southern California. It is the academic center established in 1954 to strengthen and provide leadership for the proliferation of Jewish communities and Reform congregations throughout the Western United States. With its Rhea Hirsch School of Education (founded in 1970 to train educational leadership for the Reform Movement) and School of Jewish Communal Service (founded in 1968 as the first professional school of Jewish communal service in the United States), the Los Angeles School serves as the Reform Movement's location for advanced graduate study in Jewish education and Jewish communal service. Students from these two professional schools have served hundreds of Reform congregations and Jewish communal organizations and agencies as part of their clinical training and internships. The Jerome H. Louchheim School of Judaic Studies functions as the undergraduate Judaic Studies department for the University of Southern California; the Edgar F. Magnin School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs in Judaica and provides continuing education for alumni. The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health is a center for the exploration of religion, healing, and ethics for religious and health professionals.
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The Frances-Henry Library contains over 125,000 volumes of Judaica and Hebraica as well as periodicals, microfilms, records, tapes, and CD-ROMs covering every aspect of Jewish intellectual endeavor. The Library also houses the Joseph H. Rosenberg Branch of the American Jewish Archives, a branch of the American Jewish Periodical Center, the Joseph Periodical Room, and the Jacob Sonderling Conference Room.
In addition, housed within the two-wing building are the Corwin-Fuller Families National Administration Conference Room, Martin Gang Lecture Hall, School of Jewish Communal Service Director's Office gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Goor, Anna Grancell Student Center, Walter S. Hilborn Synagogue, Mae Swig Education Center, Tartak Learning Center, and Gustine and John Weber Grand Hall.
The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health was established by Lee Kalsman and Peachy and Mark Levy of Los Angeles, to support the exploration of religion and healing, advocacy, and training for religious and professional healthcare leaders. The Institute serves as an educational and training center for HUC-JIR students and alumni and for all people committed to spirituality and healing. The Kalsman Institute provides a meeting ground of dialogue, interpretation and progressive practice, and embodies the deepest values of Judaism and the Reform Movement. Visit www.huc.edu/kalsman/about
The Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash - Established by a generous gift from the Lainer family,which has helped to create similar study environments at Orthodox and Conservative institutions throughout Los Angeles. This state-of-the-art facility provides readily available print, electronic, and programmatic resources for students in HUC-JIR's graduate and professional schools. Part of the multi-purpose HaMercaz (the Center), which includes the Tartak Learning Center, featuring extensive multi-media resource materials for Jewish educators; a large worship space, allowing for varying seating arrangements and experimentation with different prayer modes; a Tzedakah Center (facilitating community service and tikkun olam activities); changing installations of contemporary art expressing Jewish themes; and the home for HUC-JIR's National Department of Distance Education.
Learn more about the Lainer Beit Midrash: Technology Transforms Traditional Learning: The Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash (PDF format)
Contact: Dr. Dvora Weisberg, Director firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 765-2179
Institute for Judaism, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity is driven by Jewish religious values and the spiritual quest for holiness. With this foundation, and the knowledge that we are b'tzelem elohim, created in the image of God, we believe that these values call us to achieve complete inclusion, integration and equal standing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in our congregations and communities.
The HUC-Skirball Museum preserves and exhibits HUC-JIR's collection of approximately 25,000 archaeological artifacts, paintings, sculptures, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and folk art illuminating 4,000 years of Jewish history and culture. The Museum is housed in the HUC-Skirball Cultural Center, an affiliate of the College-Institute, located across town in the Sepulveda Pass.
Rabbinical, education, and communal service students serve scores of Reform religious schools and Jewish communal organizations and agencies as part of their student pulpits, clinical training, and internships. The Los Angeles School builds bridges of multiethnic and interfaith understanding through communal leadership seminars, community service programs in South Central Los Angeles, and joint projects with the University of Southern California.
Read about the unique relationship between USC and HUC-JIR's School of Jewish Nonprofit Management in USC's Trojan Family Magazine (Autumn 2005)
The Synagogue Scholar Program allows congregations to connect with HUC-JIR faculty members from Los Angeles who are available to share their expertise through scholars-in-residence programs and other educational opportunities.