Recruitment Update! August/September 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

HUC-JIR’s Recruitment and Admissions staff is on the road and inviting prospective students to campus!

If you know someone who has expressed interest in learning more about one of HUC-JIR’s programs, or if you know someone who would make a great student, please let us know.

We invite you to visit us:

Open Houses: Explore the possibilities for an extraordinary life at HUC-JIR. When you attend an Open House, you will meet our current students – your future colleagues – and study with our exceptional faculty. You will experience Reform Judaism through music, prayer, social action, and scholarship while exploring our libraries, museums, and American Jewish Archives. You will discover career paths that can transform your life and bring meaning to others.

  • Los Angeles: Monday, October 14, 2013 and Monday, January 27, 2014
  • New York: Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Jerusalem: Thursday, November 14, 2013 and Thursday, March 27, 2014

Open House schedules will vary by campus, but will generally begin around 8:00 am and will conclude around 4:00 pm. Exact times and schedules will be shared with you upon your registration. Free registration and generous travel subsidies. Learn more.

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Day of Learning: Join prospective students, cantorial soloists, cantors, and friends for a day of exploration and inspiration at the Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Learn more.

Plan a visit to campus! We welcome you to our campuses at any time. Visiting us in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, or New York is the best way to get a sense of the community, culture, and style of learning our students explore throughout their time here. Learn more.

HUC-JIR on the Road:

College Campus Visits: Each year, colleges and universities welcome HUC-JIR to meet with students by hosting special events at Hillel, through Judaic Studies Departments, Jewish Greek Life, and Jewish camp reunions. Check out our list – is your school on it?

Conferences: Conferences and conventions are the perfect place to connect with HUC-JIR students, staff, faculty and alumni. Check out our list of conferences HUC-JIR plans to attend this academic year.

Wondering what you can do to help?

Are you going to a conference? Serving as a visiting scholar? Making the acquaintance of a fantastic teenager or young adult? We would like to remind you of your integral role in helping to increase the applicant pool and encourage people to think of HUC-JIR as the next step toward a meaningful career.  If you meet someone who MAY be interested in one of HUC-JIR’s many (14+) programs, please…

  • Refer: Give us a name and email and we will do the rest!  Refer a student today.
  • Invite: Visiting one of HUC-JIR’s campuses is a great way to know if this is the right match. Open Houses are easy, fun, and FREE (with travel subsidies). Invite them to attend.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation's first 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 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