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News from the HUC-JIR/Jerusalem Outreach Center

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

As well as taking part in HUC-JIR's overall mission of preparing Jewish leaders, the Jerusalem campus plays a particular outreach role in providing a warm Reform home to young Jews who are spending time in Israel on a long term program. As we begin the new academic year, which for many young Jews means the possibility of an extended visit to Israel, we would be delighted to offer young congregants the opportunity to take part in the range of programming that we offer at the outreach center in Jerusalem.

In the coming year, we will be:

  • Hosting regular Shabbat morning services and occasional Friday night services at the Murstein Synagogue at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
  • Hosting a monthly Shabbat Meal
  • Organizing High Holy Day services at the Jerusalem campus with a Rosh Hashannah meal
  • Organizing Home Hospitality for those students who would be interested
  • Running a monthly Beit Midrash program at Hebrew University
  • Visiting programs such as Pardes, the Conservative Yeshiva, WUJS, Otzma, and other MASA programs

For more information about the Jerusalem Outreach Center at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, visit our website at

If you know of someone who will be spending an extended period of time in Israel in the coming year, please contact Haim Shalom, Regional Director of Outreach, Recruitment, and Admissions at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, 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.