HUC-JIR Launches Tzeh Ulimad Continuing Alumni Education Blog

Friday, June 12, 2009

The HUC-JIR Department of Continuing Alumni Education announces the launch of Tzeh Ulimad (www.huc.edu/alumni/continuinged/blog); a blog dedicated to the discussion of resources and learning opportunities for Jewish professionals. Updated weekly, this blog will focus on resources and approaches that help to sustain our graduates in their ongoing educational journey. In addition to posts by the Director of Continuing Alumni Education, Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder Ph.D., the blog will feature interviews with those involved in professional education. Guest posts will highlight the learning journeys of HUC-JIR alumni and faculty.

Situated in the rich tapestry of ongoing study and Reform Jewish life, the home page of Tzeh Ulimad is a gateway to professional organizations, key HUC-JIR and Reform movement resources, as well as other learning opportunities.  HUC-JIR’s Continuing Alumni Education program works in partnership with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Department of eLearning.

As Tzeh Ulimad goes forth and grows, the posts, interviews and resources, will all be tagged and catalogued so that Jewish professionals can easily locate resources and materials that will support them in the work they do. We look forward to the contributions of our alumni and to the conversations and learning that will take place in this exciting new forum.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation'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