The first part of your application includes a few simple questions about your contact information and educational background. Please start your application a few weeks ahead of the deadline: November 11, 2013 or February 3, 2014. Click here to apply before November 11, 2013 or February 3, 2014.
As part of your application process to becoming an educational leader through HUC-JIR, we encourage you to speak with a professional in the Department of Admissions and Recruitment. This informal, preliminary consultation is a way for us to get to know you better, for you to ask your questions and be sure now is the right time for you to apply to HUC-JIR. Simply email NYSOE@huc.edu to set a date and time.
Good references come from individuals who know you well enough to give the Admissions Committee input on your candidacy and reflect on specific experiences you have had that make you a strong candidate. Please use the Reference Letter Request Form to submit the names and contact information of your references. HUC-JIR will not accept more than four letters of reference. The individuals you list as references will receive an email from HUC-JIR Admissions informing them that you have requested they write a letter of reference on your behalf. It is recommended that you are in touch with your chosen references prior to filling out this online form to alert them that they will receive this emailed request. Click here to start.
Please allow each reference enough time (at least one month) to complete his or her letter of reference. If you wish to substitute, delete, or add references after you have submitted their names in the online Reference Letter Request Form, you must report this in writing to the National Office of Admissions by emailing email@example.com.
Please request transcripts 60 days before the application deadline. Transcripts need to be received in order to schedule an interview. Please provide us with one copy of an official transcript from all of the following:
Have your schools mail the transcripts directly to:
National Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
3077 University Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
For international applicants: year-by-year records from colleges and universities attended are required. The record must indicate the number of hours per week devoted to each course, grades received for each course, and degrees awarded, with dates the degrees were conferred. This information must be provided in English. If this information is not available in English, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have it professionally translated and certified before it is sent to HUC-JIR. If grades are not determined on a 4.0 scale system please include guidelines in English from the school that explain the grading system.
International applicants for whom English is not the first language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in approximately 100 centers outside the United States. See the information available at: www.ets.org/toefl. Please note that the TOEFL exam is not a substitute for the GRE.
We will send you access to Part 2 after your Preliminary Interview is complete, including more in depth and program-specific questions. The application deadline is November 11, 2013 or February 3, 2014 . All application materials, including Part 2 of your application, letters of references, transcripts and test results, must be received by the deadline in order to be offered an admissions interview.
As you fill out Part 2 of your online application, you will be prompted to submit your admissions essays and resume. Your answers to the following questions help us get to know you as an individual, a student, a Jew, and future Jewish professional. Your essay, resume and picture should be consolidated into one document that you will be asked to upload.
In no more than six double-spaced, typed pages, and respond to the following questions:
Why have you chosen to become a Jewish educator? Discuss your intellectual, religious and spiritual development as well as the life experiences that have led you to make this decision. Please include your personal reflection on the role of Israel and Klal Yisrael in Jewish life today.
Please respond to each of the following questions separately. Limit your response to the two questions to a total of six double-spaced, typed pages.
A standard C.V. or resume.
A simple portrait to help us recognize you when you visit and maintain our campus security.
The programs of the New York School of Education require a Hebrew language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level Modern Hebrew, as demonstrated by performance on the Hebrew Proficiency Examination. Learn more.