Upcoming National Recruitment Events: At HUC-JIR, In Your Area, and At Your Computer!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The National Office of Recruitment and Admissions has exciting events coming up in the final days of October and throughout the month of November:

During the Fall High School Retreat in Cincinnati on October 29-31, 2010, students and faculty will discuss “Jewish Sacred Text Messages: What our sacred texts say about 21st-century relationships.”  The way we look at relationships and how we interact with one another is unlike any time in history. Though technological innovations such as Facebook and texting have changed how we communicate, the problems and issues facing relationships have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Come learn what Judaism can teach us about relationships in the technological age.  The Fall High School Retreat is presented by the American Jewish Archives.  For further information, please visit www.huc.edu/youth.

The topic of the Fall College Retreat in Cincinnati on November 5-7, 2010 is “The Book of Jon...Stewart: Judaism's Influence on American Culture and American Culture's Influence on Judaism.” Now perhaps more than ever, what it means to be Jewish is being defined by highly visible Jews in American Culture. This weekend will explore this phenomenon. Was this true in the past? Who were those Jews then? Who are they now? What are the implications for us? Join college students from around the country for a weekend full of study, fun, and a look into how Judaism is being defined in our time.  The Fall College Retreat is presented by the American Jewish Archives.  For further information, please visit www.huc.edu/youth.

Join HUC on the Road in Boston at Temple Israel of Boston for a day of learning on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.  Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience, will lead a special learning event for HUC-JIR alumni and Jewish professionals at 9:30 am on the topic “How Do We Teach Israel?”  The greater Boston Jewish community is invited to participate in a presentation, discussion, and lunch from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm with Dr. Krasner on “American Jewish Identity in Film: Intermarriage, Spirituality, and Tradition.”  Free and open to the public.  RSVP required. 

From the comfort of your home computer, learn all about the graduate program of your choice during HUC-JIR’s Information Session Webinars on November 15-19, 2010. Ask questions directly to the Directors of each program, current students, and the admissions staff.
The Schools of Education: Monday, November 15, 2010, 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern
The School of Sacred Music: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern
The School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly Jewish Communal Service): Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern
DeLeT Fellowship: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern
The Rabbinical School: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern


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