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Dive deep into contemporary Jewish issues and meet new friends in HUC-JIR’s welcoming campus environment!

Explore, engage, and debate the most pressing questions facing the Jewish people with like-minded students from across the country. Participate in incredible weekends of celebration, learning, skill building, and leadership development at our campuses. Join HUC-JIR’s world-renowned faculty and students in discussions, workshops, and study, and celebrate Shabbat. 

Generous travel scholarships of up to $500 available!


NFTY-OV Regional Winter Kallah

January 25-27, 2019 in Cincinnati 

For NFTY-OV Members 

Led by the NFTY Ohio Valley regional board, Winter Kallah is the perfect opportunity to learn with HUC-JIR rabbinical students – your future rabbis and colleagues – as you explore your role in the Jewish future. Learn More >


Teen Spirituality Retreat

March 8-10, 2019 in Cincinnati

What does it mean to find a deep spiritual connection in an ever-moving, ever-changing world? Learn with HUC-JIR students and rabbis as we share the ways we can experience spiritual connection, and how we can find a link between our Judaism and our spirituality. Register Here >



What will you do all weekend? Explore a sample schedule >

Have some questions? Check out our FAQs >

Alumni: Nominate your high school students to participate in this program! Click here >

If you have any questions, please contact us at explore@huc.edu or (800) 899-0944.