RECRUITMENT OPEN HOUSES AT HUC-JIR - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Monday, April 27, 2009

The Spring Open Houses at HUC-JIR were a great success. Held concurrently on all three stateside campuses, over 60 prospective students visited for a 24-hour-long taste of HUC-JIR. Highlights on each campus included lectures with scholars, Professors Jerry Bubis, Leah Hochman, Andrea Weiss, Michael Meyer, and Mark Washofsky.


Rabbi Aaron Panken, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives led a stimulating text study and technological exploration of HUC-JIR's Jewish Studies Portal with the e-classroom.....teaching guests on all three campuses with HUC-JIR's state-of-the-art classroom.


Services were led by students and faculty and included a senior sermon on the New York campus. Guests ranged from college sophomores to mid-career-changers. There were over 30 guests in NY; 17 in LA and 15 in Cincinnati. Students on all three campuses provided home hospitality!


The evaluations reflect that the Open House guests had a terrific time on campus. One guest emailed: "Thanks so much for meeting with me this past Monday and for arranging such a wonderful Open House. I came home feeling incredibly inspired, energized and excited about the rabbinical program at HUC-JIR."


The Admissions and Recruitment team looks forward to providing future Open Houses next Fall and Spring.


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 leaders to serve 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.