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HUC-JIR's programs offer the unique experience of a first year of study in Israel

Kickstart your future as a Jewish leader

Seeking leaders for Reform Judaism and the global Jewish people.

We are excited to share with you the numerous opportunities Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has to offer those who aspire to serve as leaders in the Jewish community and wish to grow intellectually, academically, spiritually and professionally.

We invite you to learn more about the College-Institute and our numerous academic and training programs:

We hope you will become part of our HUC-JIR family and join us in building meaningful Jewish community and deep academic scholarship.

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
Chancellor Emeritus
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D.

Meet our community

Students, faculty, alumni, administration, and lay leaders share their stories.

Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D.
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost
Rabbi Dana Benson
Rabbi, Hillel at University of Washington
Ben Ellerin
Cantor, Temple Israel of North Westchester
Jenna Fields, MAJCS/MSW
Alumna, School of Jewish Nonprofit Management
Rabbi Joshua Knobel, MAJE
Education and Rabbinical Alumnus, Los Angeles
Joshua Holo, Ph.D.
Dean, Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles
Rabbi Naamah Kelman
Dean, Taube Family Campus, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.
Dean, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati