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Hebrew Union College About HUC Message From the President Andrew Rehfeld, PH.D.

Message from President Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.

Now in our 148th academic year, HUC-JIR has grown from a seminary to the largest graduate and professional school for Jewish leadership in the world. Our students and alumni strengthen diverse and changing Jewish communities by fostering Jewish education, engagement, and identity.

Our faculty’s scholarship and teaching advance the transmission of our heritage and tradition, from generation to generation. HUC-JIR drives the ideas and builds the leaders for the Jewish public sphere shaping our future.

Around the Globe

HUC Cincinnati Campus


The historic birthplace of HUC-JIR, established in 1875 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, founder of American Reform Judaism.

Cincinnati Campus
HUC Jerusalem Campus


Founded in 1963, the home for stateside/Israeli rabbinical, cantorial, education, and community programs in Israel.

Jerusalem Campus
HUC Los Angeles Campus

Los Angeles

Founded in 1954 to serve the second largest Jewish population in the U.S., situated adjacent to USC since 1971.

LA Campus
HUC New York Campus

New York

Founded in 1922 as an institution of pluralistic higher Jewish learning by social activist Rabbi Stephen S. Wise.

NY Campus

HUC-JIR Graduates Around The World

Where Our Alumni Serve

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active alumni serving around the world.


of our graduates placed in meaningful careers within months after graduation.