For HUC-JIR Alumni: Germany Close Up, a ten-day program in Germany - January 8-17, 2012 - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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For HUC-JIR Alumni: Germany Close Up, a ten-day program in Germany - January 8-17, 2012

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

HUC-JIR’s Alumni Council is partnering with Germany Close Up to provide a ten-day program January 8-17, 2012 in Germany, designed especially for HUC-JIR alumni up to age 35.  Established in October 2007, Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany is an initiative created to provide Jewish American young professionals with an opportunity to experience modern Germany up close and personally. The purpose of the program is to allow participants to develop their own perspective on Germany.

Cost: A generous government scholarship (a part of the ERP Special Assets of the German Ministry for Economics and Technology) covers more than two-thirds of participation costs, leaving a participation fee of $920 per participant. Although it receives government funding, Germany Close Up is an independent organization with control over the content of its programs.

Click here for more information about the trip and a preliminary "expression of interest" application (be sure to scroll through to page 3). Once this is received, we will send you the application form.  You can also click here to fill out the form online.

Spread the word: If you know a HUC-JIR alumnus under 35 who you think might be interested, please share this with them.

Dates of note: July 15 - Preliminary Expression of Interest Application due; September 1 - Application Form due

For more information, please contact Joy Wasserman, National Director of Alumni Engagement, at

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.