Your Gift Makes a Difference
No great Jewish community in history has lasted unless, at its center, there stands a vibrant and vital center of learning and teaching. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is dedicated to fulfilling its mission as the educational and intellectual center of Reform Judaism. It is committed to educating the academic, spiritual, and professionals for Reform congregations and communities throughout North America, Israel, and the world. For nearly 140 years, HUC-JIR has trained and supported trailblazers for the Jewish world. These students become the thought leaders and change makers of their age. In every generation they assure a Judaism that inspires individuals and innovates for the future. Your support makes this possible.
Individuals, families, and foundations support HUC-JIR because they know that the Jewish future depends on their actions. Donors know that our alumni have played a decisive role in shaping the course of the North American Jewish experience, as founders of the United Way, the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the Hillel Foundation; and as Zionist leaders who helped bring the modern State of Israel and Hebrew University into existence. Today they make progressive Jewish life possible and relevant in Israeli life. Your gift will ensure HUC-JIR remains a thriving, inspiring, transformative place that proudly represents the progressive spirit of Judaism.