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Rabbi Shena Potter Jaffee, Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, Leads Recruitment Efforts throughout Midwest

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Eighteen potential HUC-JIR applicants spent a weekend with students, faculty, and staff at the Cincinnati campus at the Youth Programs College Colloquium, and several stayed to attend classes the following Monday. 

The Youth Programs College Colloquium was 36 hours of meetings and learning about HUC-JIR. The weekend gave eighteen potential applicants exposure to several rabbinical students and professors, in addition to attending a class taught by Stacy Delcau, RJE, Director of Outreach Education and Supervisor of Clinical Learning at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. Several participants of the Colloquium have already applied to HUC-JIR, and others plan to apply next year. 

Rabbi Jaffee also represented HUC-JIR at a BBYO convention in Chicago, and on the campus of Indiana University, where she delivered the d'var Torah at the campus' Reform Shabbat services and met with students and faculty. 

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading 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 Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, 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.