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Our alumni are leading a Jewish renaissance in North America, Israel, and around the globe.


The programs and events provided by our Alumni Leadership Council and Alumni Associations are the result of the hard work of fellow alumni. We invite you to get involved! If you are excited about one of our current programs or projects or have a new idea, please let us know.


HUC-JIR alumni embrace a lifetime of learning and teaching. Through our robust AlumniLearn programming via e-learning, on campus seminars, or distance learning opportunities, alumni can take advantage of the academic resources, libraries, museums, centers, and Institutes offered by the College-Institute.


Do you know of individuals seeking increased academic learning, leadership development opportunities, and spiritual connections? Do you know someone engaged in Judaism and Jewish life who wants to take it to the "next level"? Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the place for them! HUC-JIR offers educational programs to prepare rabbis, cantors, educators, nonprofit Jewish professionals, scholars, and pastoral counselors for a life-long career. Join us as we work together creatively to engage the Jewish people in community and scholarship.


For more than a century, alumni have been among the strongest supporters of the College-Institute. Every year HUC-JIR depends on alumni to help with the cost of educating HUC-JIR students. Each dollar you contribute is used immediately to meet student needs, sustain teaching, and support innovative programs and more. That is why your help is so important.  Your contribution will enable us to continue the important work of preparing the next generation of leaders. Your gift also sends a very important message to our other supporters about the importance of HUC-JIR in the lives of its graduates. Together we can ensure that students will continue to have the finest training as they prepare to join our community of colleagues and to meet the challenges of today’s Jewish world.

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Please visit our National Registrar's office for Ordination/Investiture Letter Requests and Transcript Requests.

Alumni Honorary Doctorate

Alumni nominated for an honorary doctorate by the HUC- JIR Committee on Honors to be presented in the Spring of this academic year are required to submit the following form. 

Completed Honorary Doctorate Alumni Profiles will be sent to HUC-JIR automatically. For Honorary Doctorate related questions, please email the Office of Alumni Engagement

Alumni Opportunities in Jerusalem

The year you spent with us in Jerusalem may be in the past, but it need not be a distant memory! Visit our campus with your family or congregation to hold an event, stay overnight, or simply to say hello, and to bring your HUC-JIR and day-to-day worlds closer together. Learn more >