Recruitment Update! July/August 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

HUC-JIR is on the road! Our Recruitment and Admissions Staff will be meeting with prospective students all summer.  If you know someone who has expressed interest in learning more about one of HUC-JIR’s programs, or if you know someone who you think would make a great student, let us know!

We will be in ISRAEL! Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., is hard at work to ensure our summer recruitment in Israel doesn’t miss a beat.  Israel welcomes bus-loads of wide-eyed Jewish youth to tour the country and soak up the wonder of their own Judaism.  HUC-JIR is an integral part of the URJ Kesher Birthright Trips this year making a stop at our Jerusalem campus for some dialogue and education about liberal Judaism and all the options that await them after their special experience.

We will be at CONFERENCES!  Conferences gather Jews of like-minds and interests to make meaning of their lives at work and home.  Faculty, staff and students of HUC-JIR will also be there as presenters and participants.

  • Hillel Institute
  • New CAJE4
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Convention

We will be at CAMP! Camp is a top priority for our summer recruitment efforts.  Camp welcomes staff members, specialists and campers to their outdoor adventures of finding their footing, friends, and the courage to explore their own ideologies.  Representatives from HUC-JIR will again be visiting all URJ Camps, select other residential Jewish camps and day camps all across North America to present the opportunities for learning and fulfilling careers for their life-after-camp.  If you will be at any of these camps, please let the team member know!

  • URJ Camp Harlam - Jessica Ingram - August 6-7
  • URJ Crane Lake Camp - Jessica Ingram – July 25-27
  • URJ Camp Kalsman - Debbie Abelson - August 8-12
  • URJ Joseph Eisner Camp - Jessica Ingram - July 25-27
  • URJ Camp Newman - Debbie Abelson - August 6-8
  • Camp JCA Shalom - Debbie Abelson - TBD
  • Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps - Debbie Abelson - TBD

Get the full list of our Summer Recruitment efforts on our website

Wondering what you can do to help?

Are you…

  • Going to a conference?
  • Serving as a visiting scholar?
  • Travelling to a camp or Jewish program?
  • 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…

  • Nominate!  We are accepting nominations for the Leadership Programs for High School and College Students, based on the Cincinnati campus, and the Miller High School Honors Program, based on our New York campus.
  • 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.  The Open Houses are easy, fun an FREE (with travel subsidies)!  Invite them to attend.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America'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