HUC-JIR’s website has been completely redesigned with attractive graphics, enhanced navigation, updated content, innovative learning features, and a responsive design that allows viewers to enjoy it on all mobile and tablet devices.
Our new website encourages you to:
This two-year project, initiated by Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., President-Elect, has been led by the Website Team of Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs; John Bruggeman, Chief Technology Officer; Allison Glazer, National Public Affairs Coordinator; and Justin Sovine, National Web Manager. Stakeholders across the institution have been advisors and content providers for the site.
This new website has been made possible by the support of the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Golden Family Foundation, the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, and the Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture.
The site was designed by Free Range, a leading website design and messaging firm specializing in nonprofit institutions, and built by Alley Interactive.
Below our logo, above our banner photos, are quick links inviting the visitor to explore the career opportunities at HUC-JIR: become a rabbi, cantor, leader in Jewish education, nonprofit management professional, scholar, and pastoral counselor.
The rotating banner photos across the top provide a window into the texture of life at HUC-JIR, accompanied by messaging that expresses aspects of our mission.
Allows access to these key sections:
The About section offers useful information about the College-Institute, including its mission, history, policies, and accreditation. When you go to the PRESIDENT’S OFFICE, you have the opportunity to hear directly from Rabbi Ellenson and Rabbi Panken about HUC-JIR’s sacred mission. “HUC-JIR AT A GLANCE” provides key data. REFORM MOVEMENT PARTNERS describes our close relationship with our Reform Movement partners and provides links to their websites.
The Admissions section offers the prospective students lots of information about WHY HUC-JIR? and clearly lays out the admissions process, with quick links to help you begin your application or refer a student. THE ISRAEL EXPERIENCE is a special asset of our programs, and so we developed a special section for that to describe the rich experiences offered in the Year-In-Israel and Israel seminars. MEET OUR COMMUNITY provides a window into lots of HUC-JIR stories offered by students, alumni, faculty, administration, Governors, and Overseers. Prospective students can hear first-hand about our community as a place of higher Jewish learning, social responsibility, spiritual growth, and professional development.
The Academics sectionprovides in-depth descriptions of all of our academic programs, executive learning opportunities, faculty, etc., plus quick links to our core degree programs. Follow the one of your choice, each with details about the course of study, Israel experience, joint degree opportunities, resources, after graduation, faculty and administration, how to apply, and contact information. The FACULTY landing page outlines the depth and breadth of scholars teaching at HUC-JIR, with quick links to display listing s of faculty and administration.
The Research section is a portal into HUC-JIR as a center of preservation and innovation, ranging from our Libraries, American Jewish Archives, and Museums to our Institutes, Centers & Projects, and Scholarly Publications. Students, faculty, and researchers from around the world will find the LIBRARIES section a robust source of information.
Campus Life has been designed to reflect the special features and individual flavor of each of our regional centers of learning. Here is where you will find news and events “tagged” for that specific campus, a “Visit Us” section with google map and contact information, and navigation on the left that helps strengthen community engagement. Each Dean offers a video welcome that describes the unique qualities of his or her campus. Prospective students and the larger public will find these sections very helpful – whether they are seeking worship services, public lectures and concerts, art exhibitions, or a directory of that campus’s faculty or administration.
News & Events logs HUC-JIR press releases and events, significant “In the Media” news clips, the most current publications, and a sign-up box to get HUC-JIR News, the monthly e-newsletter.
The Donate section of our website encourages support, facilitates making a gift, and provides useful information about methods of giving. The Donate section shares donor stories.
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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