The New York School of Education of HUC-JIR offers its students the unique opportunity to study with first- and second-career students, who bring a wealth of experiences to the community. The model of a "shared partnership of learners" is created as education, rabbinical, and cantorial students take classes together, worship together, participate in Symposium together, work side-by-side at the HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen, and share the responsibilities of running the active Student Government Association. All students become part of active communities of learning, of faith, and of tikkun olam. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff join together in these opportunities for learning and worship, and in social justice projects. By relating to one another while at the College-Institute, students develop a network of colleagues to provide support and resources in future professional settings.