The Archaeology Center
The Archaeology Center at the Skirball Museum at the Cincinnati School houses an artifact study collection from ancient Canaan and Israel. Students in the rabbinic and graduate programs at HUC-JIR learn how text and artifact interact in the reconstruction of early Israel's history and culture. The Archaeology Center is also a resource facillity for community outreach education for adults and children.
Click here for information about the 2008 Tel Dan Excavations
Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, New York & Jerusalem
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, established by The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland provides educational opportunities for students and alumni in pastoral counseling and chaplaincy at both the New York and Jerusalem campus.
Read the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling press release
Learn more about Blaustein Center in New York:
Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
The Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/New York brings scholars, artists and the cultural treasures of the College-Institute and Jewish people to the wider community. Established in 2004 by The Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Charitable Trust, the Center supports educational and cultural programming at the New York School, including the New York Kollel Center for Adult Jewish Studies, lecture series, concerts, gallery exhibitions and presentations, film screenings, and dance presentations.
The Croll Center pays tribute to the lives of Irma and Abram Croll and the devotion which Irma Croll displayed to the College-Institute during her lifetime. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion expresses its deep thanks to the Trustees of the Croll Charitable Trust.
Vitalizing the Community Outreach: The Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture (PDF format)
For information about the programs, courses, lectures, concerts screenings, student recitals, continuing education, prepatory classes at the Croll Center visit:
New York Kollel, the Center for Adult Jewish Studies
For information about the museum exhibitions, opeing receptions, museum programs, artists, travleing exhibitions, group tours at the Croll Center visit:
HUC-JIR Museum/New York
HUC-UC Ethics Center
Established in 1986, the Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems is dedicated to the study of contemporary moral problems on the basis of values that are at the heart of Judeo-Christian and secular ethical traditions. It provides a forum for open discussion and reflection on important moral dilemmas that arise in modern life, and promotes the incorporation of ethical values in personal life, professional practice, and community development.
Go to the HUC-UC Ethics Center website
Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation (IJSO)
The Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation is driven by Jewish religious values and the spiritual quest for holiness. With this foundation, and the knowledge that we are b'tzelem elohim, created in the image of God, we believe that these values call us to achieve complete inclusion, integration and equal standing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in our congregations and communities.
To achieve this, the Institute educates and trains students, scholars and professionals toward this goal. We hope that the people we train will develop a theology and practice of inclusion which will guide them in the transformation of those they touch into inclusive and welcoming communities.
The Institute also seeks to encourage progressive dialogue between organizations within the Reform Movement on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics as well as with community based educational, political and social service organizations.
For further information, please contact the Director of the Institute:
Joel. L. Kushner, Psy.D. email@example.com
Go to the Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation at www.huc.edu/ijso
Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center (JHVRC) on Sexual Orientation Issues in Congregations and the Jewish Community
The initial focus of the Institute has been the creation of a unique and innovative virtual resource center which serves as a foundational support for our work. The Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center (JHVRC) is dedicated to the memory of Jeff Herman by his parents, Agnes and Rabbi Erwin Herman. The JHVRC is a web-based learning environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Judaism. This electronic compendium of Jewish texts and commentaries, frequently asked questions, case studies, interviews, religious resources, scholarly presentations and articles is a significant tool to support research, study and the case for LGBT inclusion by professionals in every arena, including public policy.
Created originally for students and available to alumni of HUC-JIR since December 2004, it will become a significant community resource when it is made available to the public in the Spring of 2006.
For more information, go to the Virtual Resource Center at www.huc.edu/ijso/jhvrc.
Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health
The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health was established by Lee Kalsman and Peachy and Mark Levy of Los Angeles, to support the exploration of religion and healing, advocacy, and training for religious and professional healthcare leaders.
Read the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health press release
Go to the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health website
The Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash
Established by a generous gift from the Lainer family,which has helped to create similar study environments at Orthodox and Conservative institutions throughout Los Angeles. This state-of-the-art facility provides readily available print, electronic, and programmatic resources for students in HUC-JIR's graduate and professional schools. Part of the multi-purpose HaMercaz (the Center), which includes the Tartak Learning Center, featuring extensive multi-media resource materials for Jewish educators; a large worship space, allowing for varying seating arrangements and experimentation with different prayer modes; a Tzedakah Center (facilitating community service and tikkun olam activities); changing installations of contemporary art expressing Jewish themes; and the home for HUC-JIR's National Department of Distance Education.
Learn more about the Lainer Beit Midrash:
Technology Transforms Traditional Learning: The Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash (PDF format)
Contact: Director, Dr. Dvora Weisberg firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 765-2179
Synagogue 2000 is a project devoted to the spiritual transformation of synagogue structure, culture, and practice. Experts on synagogue life and on change management work with congregations to make the synagogue the center of an exhilarating, vital Judaism two thousand years after the first synagogue was established.
Go to the Synagogue 2000 website
Tartak Learning Center
The Tartak Learning Center is an educational resource center at HUC Los Angeles. Under the auspics of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, the Tartak Learning Center houses nearly 5,000 items to aid you, the HUC student or Jewish Professional, in teaching, designing curricula, and planning programs. It's director, a RHSOE alumna, is happy to consult with you on a educational issue or program. Our collection includes new storybooks, textbooks, teacher guides, instant lessons; 150+ videos, cassettes, CD’s, and CD ROM. A centerpiece of our material is our original student work collection, begun in the mid 1970s, which includes all RHSOE curriculum guides, curriculum, and master’s projects.
The Tartak Learning Center produces a quarterly newsletter and hosts quarterly holiday resource drives and interactive programs. These materials and more are accessible online at the Tartak Learning Center website. (http://www.huc.edu/tartak/)