The National Office of Recruitment and Admissions (NORA) team works in all four HUC-JIR regions to recruit and engage prospective students for the College-Institute through a variety of methodologies and initiatives. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the NORA team collectively engaged thousands of prospective students through visits to college campuses, camps, and conferences; at HUC-JIR youth events and on-campus programs; through teaching events and national partnerships, and more.
These initiatives can be divided into eight major categories:
Currently, NORA is concluding a successful year of admissions for the College-Institute while engaging thousands of prospective students at summer camps and programs across North America and Israel. To date, HUC-JIR has offered admission to another record breaking class of rabbinical students, accepted one of the largest classes of cantorial students in the last decade, and enrolled the largest Year-In-Israel class in the past ten years.