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About the Abromov Library

The Abramov Library collects, preserves, and provides access to materials which support the academic programs of the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as the research needs of faculty and staff.

In Jerusalem, a city of many libraries with specialized holdings, the Abramov Library is making a unique contribution in a few areas, namely, the history of the Reform Movement and the American Jewish Experience. Other areas which are covered in some depth are Biblical Archaeology, Bible, Ancient Near East Studies, Hebrew Literature in English translation, and Studies of Israeli Society and Culture, especially as they relate to issues of Religion and State. The library provides coverage in all other Judaic subjects such as Talmud and Rabbinics, Midrashic Literature, Liturgy, Jewish Music, Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Education, Hebrew Language and Hebrew Literature.

Borrowing Privileges

HUC-JIR students, faculty, and staff


Effective Dates: 
January 8, 2016 to December 31, 2019
Monday - Thursday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
Friday - Saturday Closed
Sunday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm

 Closed on National and Jewish holidays

News & Events

A Pentateuch for Pentecost

June 06, 2019

One of the most significant traditional associations with the festival of Shavuot (Pentacost) is the belief that the Torah was given to the Jewish people at
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Counting the Omer

May 22, 2019

Tonight is Lag BaOmer – the thirty-third day of the Omer! In honor of this festive day, we are presenting below a selection of pages from our collection of Omer counting manuscripts.

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