HUC-JIR Celebrates 149th Season of Ceremonies

Graduation & Ordination 2024

HUC-JIR Celebrates Graduation and Ordination

Marking Milestones in Jewish Leadership and Scholarship

From the Year-in-Israel program and internships, to studying with renowned faculty in the field and growing lifetime relationships with peers, the lifecycle of HUC-JIR students culminates at annual graduation and ordination ceremonies on each campus. Learn more about these events as HUC-JIR ushers its graduates and ordainees into the next steps of their journeys as leaders of the Jewish community.

Ceremonies 2024

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New York

Thursday, May 2, 2024— 24 Nisan 5784
4:00 pm ET

Sunday, May 5, 2024— 27 Nisan 5784
9:30 am ET

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Friday, May 31, 2024— 23 Iyar 5784
11:00 am ET

Saturday, June 1, 2024— 24 Iyar 5784
9:00 am ET

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Los Angeles campus

Los Angeles

Sunday, May 12, 2024— 4 Iyar 5784
10:00 am PT

Monday, May 13, 2024— 5 Iyar 5784
11:00 am PT

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Celebrate with Us!

Find all the essential information for the 2024 graduation and ordination ceremonies. Faculty and guest registration is now available.

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Class of 2024

Mazal Tov to the Rabbis, Cantors, Graduates, Alumni Honorees, and Honorary Degree and Joseph Prize Recipients of Our 149th Academic Year!

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25th Year Honorary Degree Information

HUC-JIR alumni of the Class of 1999 will be awarded honorary Doctorates of Divinity, Music, Jewish Religious Education, and Jewish Nonprofit Management, as well as the Graduate Medallion, in recognition of their 25 years of distinguished professional service.

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Graduation / Ordination Speakers and Honorees

At the ceremonies in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR presents honoris causa degrees and prizes to several remarkable individuals and hears remarks from keynote speakers who have demonstrated exemplary service and achievement in their respective fields.