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The Taube Family Jerusalem Campus of HUC-JIR works together with our partners, the Union for Reform Judaism, the World Union for Progressive Judaism, and the Israeli Reform Movement to reach out to visiting students and tourists in Israel.

If you or someone you know will be traveling to Israel, but are unable to attend any of the scheduled events please let us know!

The Jerusalem Outreach and Recruitment department co-ordinates events for visitors to Israel who would like a Reform experience while they are here.

Open Houses:  Learn with our faculty, meet our students, explore our programs, and kickstart your future at HUC-JIR!

Shabbat Services

We offer tourist friendly, English speaking, prayer services at the Murstein synagogue of HUC-JIR Jerusalem during peak tourist season. 

On the dates that we do not have services you are welcome and encouraged to visit one of the 3 Israeli Reform synagogues in Jerusalem:

  • Kehillat Har El, 16 Shmuel HaNagid, 054-4742314
  • Kehillat Kol Haneshama, 1 Asher Street, 02-6724878
  • Kehillat Mevakshei Derech, 22 Shai Agnon, 02-6792501

As well as opening our synagogue, organizing Open Houses and other events at the College, the Outreach and Recruitment department also organizes events at programs and learning institutions all around Israel to talk about the college and our programs of study. We regularly try and attend the following programs:

  • NFTY in Israel summer tours
  • The EIE high school program of the URJ
  • Alexander Muss High School in Israel
  • TRY (The Ramah semester program in Israel)
  • BBYO Summer tours
  • Shnat Netzer
  • Young Judea Year course
  • Aardvark MASA program
  • Machon L'madrichei Hul of the Jewish Agency
  • Kesher Birthright tours
  • Hebrew University (in co-operation with Beit Hillel)
  • Pardes
  • Conservative Yeshiva
  • MASA Israel Teaching Fellows programs
  • Yahel MASA program
  • Tikun Olam MASA program