The Jerusalem Campus of HUC-JIR works together with our partners, The Union for Reform Judaism, The World Union for Progressive Judaism and The Israeli Reform Movement to reach out to visiting students and tourists in Israel.
Here you will be able to find out information about the events and programs run by the Jerusalem Campus of HUC-JIR.
The Jerusalem Outreach and Recruitment department co-ordinates events for visitors to Israel who would like a Reform experience while they are here.
High Holiday Events
Rosh Hashanah 5773
Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, 29th of Elul, Sept. 16th at 6:00 pm
In the Murstein Synagogue • Entrance at 13 King David Street
Rosh Hashanah Day: Please contact our local Reform synagogues
No services at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Erev Yom Kippur: Tuesday, 9th of Tishrei, September 25th at 5:00 pm
Yom Kippur morning: Wednesday, 10th of Tishrei, September 26th at 9:30 am
Study Sessions at 3:00 pm
Mincha/Yizkor/Ne’ilah at 4:00 pm
In Blaustein Hall, Merkaz Shimshon-Beit Shmuel, Entrance at 6 Shama Street
Prayers led by Rabbi Dr. Michael Marmur, Rabbi Naamah Kelman,
Rabbi Shelton Donnell, Cantor Mikhal Shiff Matter and HUC–JIR Cantorial,
Rabbinical and Education Students
No tickets needed for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur Services
Meals and Hospitality
Our Year-in-Israel students and faculty are happy to extend home hospitality and invite you for a holiday meal. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Regular events throughout the Year
We offer tourist friendly, English speaking, prayer services at the Murstein synagogue of HUC-JIR Jerusalem during peak tourist season. For a full calendar of our services, click here. On the dates that we do not have services you are welcome and encouraged to visit one of the 3 Israeli Reform synagogues in Jerusalem:
Kehillat Har El, 16 Shmuel HaNagid, 054-4742314
Kehillat Kol Haneshama, 1 Asher Street, 02-6724878
Kehillat Mevakshei Derech, 22 Shai Agnon, 02-6792501
To be in touch with Rabbi Shelton Donnell, Rabbi of the Murstein Synagogue write to email@example.com.
As well as opening our synagogue, the Outreach and Recruitment department also organizes events at the at programs and learning institutions all around Israel to talk about the college and our programs of study. We regularly try and attend the following programs:
Hebrew University (in co-operation with Beit Hillel)
Young Judea Year course
Machon L'madrichei Hul of the Jewish Agency
Alexander Muss High School in Israel
NFTY in Israel summer tours
Kesher Birthright tours
The EIE high school program of the URJ.
And many more
Each year we also organize two "Open Houses" of the college where outside visitors are invited to come and see the campus and experience classes to see what it might be like to come and study at the college.
If you would like any more information about any of our events or programs,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org