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Thursday, January 28, 2010

HUC-JIR is bringing the experience to you!  HUC-JIR is proud to offer a variety of recruitment opportunities to learn about beginning an extraordinary life as a Jewish leader. 

Please note that February 3 is the last call for applications!

Open House: A 24 Hour Taste of HUC-JIR
March 21-22 in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York

Enjoy a day in the life of the HUC-JIR campus of your choice and explore your career opportunities.
•    Meet our students and others who share your vision for the future
•    Explore contemporary issues with our faculty experts
•    Learn with our President, Rabbi David Ellenson
•    Discover the treasures of our great libraries, museums, and American Jewish Archives
•    Experience Judaism through music, song, drama, drumming, and more
•    Find a career that will transform your life and make a difference for others
Open Houses will be held concurrently in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York and will be linked for some presentations by live video in our advanced electronic classrooms.

College Colloquium:  New. Jewish. Horizons.
March 19-21 in Cincinnati

Join Jewish college students from across North America and share the pursuit of personal, spiritual, and academic growth.

Open to Undergraduate College Students
Tuition: $85
Registration Deadline: March 5, 2009

Explore your Jewish identity at the 2010 College Colloquium! HUC-JIR's College Colloquium brings together progressive Jewish college students from across North America to share their voices and opinions in the pursuit of personal, spiritual and academic growth. Celebrate Shabbat, meet one another and delve into all HUC has to offer. Utilizing the resources of the American Jewish Archives and the Klau Library, participants will experience engaging seminars led by world renowned HUC faculty and HUC-JIR rabbinical students.

The weekend will be organized into tracks of study. Participants can choose to focus on one track or get a taste of all of them. Tracks include:

Spirituality in Your Home and on Your Way: For many, college is a time of seeking and wrestling with the Divine Presence in one's life. Join rabbinical students and faculty to investigate different Jewish perspectives on God and God's role in all aspects of our lives.
Social Justice and the American Dream: Using the resources of the American Jewish Archives, we will explore where Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, intersects with changing idealism in America from manifest destiny through fingertip technology.
The Changing Face of the American Rabbinate: Explore how HUC-JIR began and how it is changing. Learn about the genesis of the Reform movement, its platforms and values, and what big changes will be happening in the next few years.

Spend Shabbat with other college students at HUC-JIR, and have the experience of a lifetime!

*Those attending College Colloquium are invited to extend their stay to include the Cincinnati Open House.

This Year in Jerusalem?
View our Jerusalem campus calendar at

Join the HUC-JIR/Jerusalem Community for an Open House on Thursday, February 25.  Sit in on classes and meet HUC-JIR students.

Friday-Saturday, April 23-24, join HUC-JIR students at the Spring Shabbaton at Kibbutz Yahel.

What have students said about HUC-JIR’s recruitment events?
"It was a great opportunity to explore Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, meet current students and speak with program directors. Thank you for organizing such an informative event."
–Future student

"Gave me an idea of what my life would be like if I were a student at HUC-JIR.  I would highly recommend the Open House to others."
–Rabbinical Applicant

HUC-JIR offers Scholarships and Financial Aid to Students.  For more information, please visit

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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 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.