The National Office of Recruitment and Admissions (NORA) team works in all four HUC-JIR regions to recruit and engage prospective students for the College-Institute through a variety of methodologies and initiatives. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the NORA team collectively engaged thousands of prospective students through visits to college campuses, camps, and conferences; at HUC-JIR youth events and on-campus programs; through teaching events and national partnerships, and more.
These initiatives can be divided into eight major categories:
Between 2016-2017, HUC-JIR offered admission to another record breaking class of rabbinical students, accepted one of the largest classes of cantorial students in the last decade, and enrolled the largest Year-In-Israel class in the past ten years.
NORA is now preparing to engage with thousands of students and Jewish professionals at URJ Biennial, in addition to visiting over 50 colleges and universities and attending more than 20 conferences throughout fall and spring.