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School of Jewish Communal Service Welcomes Largest Class in Years

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The School of Jewish Communal Service 2010 Summer Session began on Monday, June 14th, with 15 first-year students joining 8 second-year classmates.  The largest entering class in several years, the first-year cohort includes 7 Joint Masters students also studying with the RHSOE, 6 dual degree students also studying at USC (3 MSW, 1 MPA, 1 MBA, and 1 Communications Management), 1 single masters student, and 1 rabbinical student taking the Certificate in JCS. 

This summer’s curriculum features three new courses reflecting the program’s new strategic plan and adaptation to trends in the Jewish community and the field of nonprofit management: “Jewish Nonprofit Management in the Digital Age,” “Collaborative Communications for Jewish Professionals,” and “Introductory Hebrew for Jewish Professionals.”  Also featured this summer is the Lunch & Learn Encounter Seminar on the theme of “Presenting Culture: (In)Forming Jewish Identity,” and the Rabbi Louis Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence, Nancy Kaufman, executive director of the Boston JCRC.

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.