Our Campuses


Our Location

3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220

(513) 221-1875

Established in 1875 as the historic birthplace of HUC-JIR by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, the founder of American Reform Judaism, the Cincinnati campus is a vital center for higher Jewish learning, scholarly research, and community engagement. Students from around the world pursue their studies in the Rabbinical School and Pines School of Graduate Studies, and have access to the internationally renowned resources of the Klau Library, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, and the Skirball Museum.

Cincinnati Dean

Message from the Dean: Rabbi Jonathan Hecht

HUC-JIR’s historic Cincinnati campus is located close to the geographic center of America. We are in the heartland.

Our world-renowned faculty includes scholars of the Bible, Rabbinics, Jewish History, Jewish Thought, and Liturgy. Our beautiful campus is set on seven acres.

Programs Offered Here

Highlights & Projects

Student browsing books

Klau Library

Stands at the top of all American collections of Hebraica and is among the strongest in the world.

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Students looking at artifacts

Archaeology Center in the Herrman Learning Center

A hands-on research facility for furthering the study of archaeology and integrating it with biblical and ancient Near Eastern history and culture.

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Student holding produce

Community Garden

An opportunity to build community through the shared sweat of planting and the equally shared joy of harvest.

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Service learning

Sacred Service Learning

Sacred leadership is different than ever and so is preparing for it.

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