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For Those Who Dream Bigger

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Find Your Purpose at HUC

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Why HUC?

Develop your knowledge, creativity, and vision to be a Jewish leader.

Discover your capacity for learning, spiritual growth, and innovation as a leader who transforms communities and advances justice.

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Why HUC?

Learn in a sacred and respectful environment.

Our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion infuse our learning community and guide our mission.

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Why HUC?

Serve Reform Judaism, the Jewish People, and the larger world.

Enjoy a broad array of career opportunities in the institutions and organizations that are shaping the future.

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placement of our graduates in rewarding careers within 6 months of graduation

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of students in eligible programs receive scholarship support

As the seminary for the Reform Movement and institution of Jewish higher education, we prepare leaders for the largest Jewish denomination in North America, the growing Reform communities in Israel, and the global Jewish people.

  • Portrait of Rabbi Sally Priesand

    Alum

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    I wasn’t looking to be a pioneer, and I didn’t think of myself that way. I just wanted to be a rabbi – something I decided when I was 16. Fortunately for me, my parents gave me the courage to dare and to dream.

    Rabbi Sally Priesand ‘72

    First Woman Rabbi Ordained in North America Read Story
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    Student

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    The most rewarding part of being an HUC-JIR student is watching your classmates and yourself grow. I’ve watched us grow into our roles as teachers, pastoral presences, and leaders with a vision for our future.

    George Altshuler '23

    Rabbinical Student Read Story
  • Rabbi Richard Sarason Headshot

    Faculty

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    I try to model the engagement, skills, aptitudes, and attitudes that I want my students to master and internalize, and connect students to additional learning and professional development opportunities.

    Rabbi Richard S. Sarason, Ph.D. ‘74

    Director, Pines School of Graduate Studies; The Deutsch Family Professor of Rabbinics and Liturgy, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Read Story
  • Michal Muszkat Barkan Headshot

    Faculty

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    I want my students to be able to envision and create Jewish life that flourishes for Jews of every background.

    Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D.

    Director, Department of Education and Professional Development Read Story
  • Jasmine Tarkoff Headshot

    Alum

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    It was Judaism, in the form of studies, ritual, and tikkun olam that provided me with guidelines for how to raise a family, how to lead, and how to act in the world. Jewish traditions and teachings are central to how I want to live my life.

    Jasmine Tarkoff, M.S.O.L.I. '21

    Consultant Read Story

As the seminary for the Reform Movement and institution of Jewish higher education, we prepare leaders for the largest Jewish denomination in North America, the growing Reform communities in Israel, and the global Jewish people.

Alum
Portrait of Rabbi Sally Priesand
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I wasn’t looking to be a pioneer, and I didn’t think of myself that way. I just wanted to be a rabbi – something I decided when I was 16. Fortunately for me, my parents gave me the courage to dare and to dream.

Rabbi Sally Priesand ‘72

First Woman Rabbi Ordained in North America Read Story
Student
George Altshuler headshot
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The most rewarding part of being an HUC-JIR student is watching your classmates and yourself grow. I’ve watched us grow into our roles as teachers, pastoral presences, and leaders with a vision for our future.

George Altshuler '23

Rabbinical Student Read Story
Faculty
Rabbi Richard Sarason Headshot
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I try to model the engagement, skills, aptitudes, and attitudes that I want my students to master and internalize, and connect students to additional learning and professional development opportunities.

Rabbi Richard S. Sarason, Ph.D. ‘74

Director, Pines School of Graduate Studies; The Deutsch Family Professor of Rabbinics and Liturgy, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Read Story
Faculty
Michal Muszkat Barkan Headshot
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I want my students to be able to envision and create Jewish life that flourishes for Jews of every background.

Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D.

Director, Department of Education and Professional Development Read Story
Alum
Jasmine Tarkoff Headshot
quots icon

It was Judaism, in the form of studies, ritual, and tikkun olam that provided me with guidelines for how to raise a family, how to lead, and how to act in the world. Jewish traditions and teachings are central to how I want to live my life.

Jasmine Tarkoff, M.S.O.L.I. '21

Consultant Read Story
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