Upcoming National Recruitment Events at HUC-JIR

Friday, February 11, 2011

The National Office of Recruitment and Admissions at HUC-JIR is excited to present the following Spring 2011 events:

Spring 2011 Open House
HUC-JIR students, faculty, and administration are excited to welcome interested students to the Jerusalem campus on March 16-17; and to the Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York campuses on April 3-4, for the Spring 2011 Open House.  Enjoy a day in the life of the HUC-JIR campus of your choice and explore your career opportunities.  It's your turn to learn about an extraordinary life at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion:

•    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

Registration is free.  We offer home hospitality and generous travel subsidies for interested students.

Read what participants said about the Open House:
•    "Prior to the Open House I was interested but now I want to apply." - Fall Open House participant
•    "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

For more information, please visit http://www.huc.edu/openhouse/.

Spring High School Retreat
Presented by the American Jewish Archives, during the Spring High School Retreat in Cincinnati on March 4-6, 2011, students and faculty will discuss “In the beginning...there was reform: How Judaism has maintained its relevance throughout history.” 

In 2010, we marked the bicentennial of the founding of Reform Judaism.  However, Judaism has been undergoing a constant reformation process since the first chapter of the Torah. Join students from around the country as we examine the history of Judaism and how it has always changed and adapted in order to be relevant to the contemporary culture.

For more information, please visit www.huc.edu/youth/.

Spring College Retreat
Presented by the American Jewish Archives, the topic of the Spring College Retreat in Cincinnati on April 8-10, 2011 is “Going Green...burg: What Judaism has to say about living an eco-friendly life.” 

Living an eco-friendly life, conserving our resources, and eating ethically are not just modern virtues, they are ancient Jewish commandments! Ramban, a medieval Jewish scholar, may have even been the first person to predict global warming and many Jews are reinterpreting the laws of koshrut to be an impetus for supporting the ethical treatment of animals and free-trade products.  College students from all over the country will come together to learn how to incorporate a "green" way of life into their Jewish identity.  This weekend will be focused on taking real action and making real change.

For further information, please visit www.huc.edu/youth/.

This Year in Jerusalem?  Check out the calendar of events coming from our Jerusalem campus:  http://huc.edu/youth/college/jerusalem/

Are you going somewhere? Let us know if you are attending a conference, convention, retreat or other event and could represent HUC-JIR.  Email jliss@huc.edu with your details.

Want the full scoop on these events and more? Visit www.huc.edu/admissions for the whole calendar!


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