LOS ANGELES -- The Fellner Foundation recently awarded a $4,000 grant to the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, a center of postgraduate studies in the fields of Bible, archaeology and the history of ancient Israel, is a program of the Jerusalem School of HUC-JIR. Its Director is Dr. Avraham Biran, one of the world's most renowned experts and lecturers on Biblical Archaeolgoy.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first 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 North American and world Jewry 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 American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. 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. www.huc.edu