URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Teen Campers Explore Archaeology with HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Over the summer, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy teen participants met with Dr. David Ilan, Director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem, to celebrate science, technology, Judaism, and the Reform Movement. Students visited an archaeological site, had the opportunity to dig and find artifacts, explored in caves, and returned to HUC-JIR to learn about the artifacts they discovered.

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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, 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