Contact Admissions

The professionals in the Department of Admissions and Recruitment at HUC-JIR welcome you to contact them for information about the program and the application requirements. If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, you can contact that program directly at:

You will receive a response from one of the individuals listed below. Feel free to contact the relevant person directly to discuss your graduate education plans, and to set up a preliminary consultation, to occur either by phone or in person.

You may also wish to tell us more about you and request more information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D.

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., serves as the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions, President’s Scholar, and Director of the Office of Community Engagement. Rabbi Sabath leads the Department of Admissions and Recruitment, including fostering partnerships with Jewish agencies, programs and organizations. Rabbi Sabath Beit-Halachmi oversees applicants’ interviewing on the Cincinnati campus. She is the key professional working with the departments of alumni engagement, development and academic affairs. You will find her travelling extensively around North America on speaking engagements, teaching and reaching out to anyone interested in taking the next steps to exploring a meaningful career in Jewish communal life or scholarship.

Rabbi Sabath Beit-Halachmi is the Admissions Counselor for prospective applicants interested in:

  • The Rabbinical program (for people who who reside in the middle of the United States)
  • School of Graduate Studies – PhD, MA of Jewish Studies (MAJS) and Doctor of Hebrew Letters (DHL)

(513) 221-1875
RSabath@huc.edu

 

Deborah Abelson, MAJCS/MPA

As Associate Director, Debbie assists the department in creating and implementing new strategies for recruitment and oversees the application processes for all programs and for applicants interviewing on the Los Angeles campus. She is the key professional working with the departments of public relations and financial aid. You can find her travelling up and down the West Coast to college campuses, conferences and camps in search of the next generation of Jewish leadership.

Debbie is the Admissions Counselor for prospective applicants interested in:

  • The Rabbinical program (for people who reside in the West Coast region of the United States)
  • The School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (Single MA, Joint MA Program with the Schools of Education and Dual Degree Programs with USC)
  • The Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education

(213) 765-2121
dabelson@huc.edu

 

Jessica Ingram, MARE/MAJCS

Jessica Ingram, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, assists the department in creating and implementing new strategies for recruitment and oversees the admissions processing for anyone interviewing on the New York campus. You can find her travelling up and down the East Coast to college campuses, conferences and camps in search of the next generation of Jewish leadership.

Jessica is the Admissions Counselor for prospective applicants interested in:

  • The Rabbinical program (for people who reside on the Eastern Seaboard and Southern region of the United States)
  • The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music (Ordination Program and Cantorial Certification Program)
  • The Interfaith Clinical Education for Pastoral Ministry Program (Doctor of Ministry/DMin).

(212) 824-2260
JIngram@huc.edu

 

Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman, MARE/MSW
Jordanna Flores, MAJCS/MAJE

Admissions Associates, Schools of Education

Rabbi Zalkin Stollman is the Admissions Counselor for prospective applicants interested in:

  • The residential masters programs of the Schools of Education who reside on the East Coast
  • The Certificate in Jewish Education specializing in Adolescents and Emerging Adults

(212) 824-2289
mstollman@huc.edu

Jordanna is the Admissions Counselor for prospective applicants interested in:

  • The residential masters programs of the Schools of Education who reside on the West Coast
  • DeLeT Fellowship

213-765-2666
jflores@huc.edu

 

AJ Miller

A.J. Miller, Coordinator of Enrollment Management and Recruitment Communications, works with the entire National Office of Recruitment and Admissions team to administer and coordinate HUC-JIR admission processes. He is the key professional working with the departments of information systems, institutional research, registrar, and the university’s software vendors.

513-487-3234
ajmiller@huc.edu

 

Katie Fine, MA

Katie Fine is the administrative professional managing reimbursements for travel subsidies when visiting HUC-JIR’s campuses, coordinates Open House registration and is the budget manager for the department. She is the key professional working with the business office.

kfine@huc.edu


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