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Your support helps assure the Jewish future

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., z”l

Even as we mourn the loss of our colleague, teacher, and friend, the vision that Rabbi Aaron Panken, z"l, brought to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion remains a source of hope and comfort to those who mourn and the Jewish community. Rabbi Panken's family requests donations in his memory be made to help fulfill Aaron's vision for his beloved Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. All donations will support a fund to enable that vision into the future.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

No great Jewish community in history has lasted unless, at its center, there stands a vibrant and vital center of learning and teaching. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is dedicated to fulfilling its mission as the educational and intellectual center of Reform Judaism. It is committed to educating the academic, spiritual, and professional leaders for congregations and communities throughout North America, Israel, and the world. For over 140 years, HUC-JIR has trained and supported trailblazers for the Jewish world. These students become the thought leaders and change makers of their age. Your gift will ensure HUC-JIR remains a thriving, inspiring, transformative place that proudly represents the progressive spirit of Judaism.

Become a Sustaining Donor

HUC-JIR Sustaining Donors assure that HUC-JIR remains a leader in the Jewish world – inspiring innovation and creativity for 21st century Judaism. When you become a Sustaining Donor, your donation is ongoing until you say otherwise. Your credit or debit card will automatically be billed each month. You’re in control. You can change or stop your payments at any time. Most importantly, becoming a Sustaining Donor sends a powerful message that you believe in the Jewish future. 

Meet Our Donors

Individuals, families, and foundations support HUC-JIR because they know that the Jewish future depends on their actions.

Donors know that our alumni have played a decisive role in shaping the course of the North American Jewish experience, as founders of the United Way, the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the Hillel Foundation; and as Zionist leaders who helped bring the modern State of Israel and Hebrew University into existence. Today they make progressive Jewish life possible and relevant in Israeli life. In every generation they assure a Judaism that inspires individuals and innovates for the future. Your support makes all this possible.

I Want to Give Where it Matters Most: The HUC-JIR Annual Fund

The Jewish future rests in your hands. Every day, throughout the world, students and graduates of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion strengthen Jewish communities and transform Jewish lives.

Every year HUC-JIR depends on annual giving to cover the cost of educating HUC-JIR students. Each dollar you contribute is used immediately to meet student needs, promote learning, advance professional development, support innovative programs, and prepare Jewish leaders for tomorrow. That is why your help is so important. LEARN MORE>

I Want to Make a Lasting Gift: The Campaign: Assuring Your Jewish Future

We ensure the future of Reform Judaism and the Jewish people. We educate the religious and communal leadership for a modern Judaism that is Joyful, inspiring, and dynamic. But the continuity of a contemporary Judaism that balances tradition with the demands of a changing Jewish community rests in your hands. The Campaign will enable us to sustain our commitment to academic excellence and provide the bold leadership that is needed to assure your Jewish future. LEARN MORE>