ounded in 1875,
Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion
is the nation’s
oldest institution of higher Jewish education and
the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership
development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR
educates men and women for service to the Reform
Movement and the Jewish people worldwide as rabbis,
cantors, educators, and nonprofit management
professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars
and clergy of all faiths.
With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem,
Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR’s scholarly
resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the
Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish
Archives, research institutes and centers, and
In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and
the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR
sustains the Reform Movement’s congregations and
professional and lay leaders.
HUC-JIR’s campuses invite the community to cultural
and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage
and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.