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Visitors from around the world are welcomed onto The Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem to explore the beautiful campus designed by architect Moshe Safdie, discover the College-Institute's academic programs, attend services, research in its library, visit its biblical archaeology museum, take part in HUC-JIR's archaeological excavations, and participate in cultural and educational programs engaging the wider community.


General Information

  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Special arrangements may be made with advanced notice.
  • Rates: Tour and event rates vary depending on the size of your group. Donations are appreciated. 
  • Reservations: Reservations and/or appointments are required for all tours, rentals, life cycle events, or apartment bookings.
  • Alumni: Check out special opportunities just for you!
  • Questions? Please contact Dganit Timor Jenshil, Director of Community Relations, at or ++972 2 6203304.



Stateside rabbinical, cantorial, and full-time education students spend their first year of studies at the Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. Questions? Please contact our National Office of Recruitment and Admissions at

The Taube Family Campus prepares Israeli students for leadership in the:


The Abramov Library

Accessible to members and staff of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism and the World Union of Progressive Judaism, by the Israeli academic community, by the general public, and by academic and other visitors from abroad, the Abramov Library collects and preserves materials which support the academic programs of The Taube Family Campus of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, its faculty, and the research staff of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology.

Questions? Please contact Batya Kaplan at or ++972 2 6203273


Murstein Synagogue

The Murstein Synagogue acts as a place of pilgrimage for the International Reform Movement as well the home synagogue for the Year-In-Israel program and the Israeli Rabbinical Program.  Visitors from abroad and Israelis from the Jerusalem community are invited to join HUC-JIR's students, faculty, and friends at Shabbat morning and holiday services. Shabbat morning services begin at 9:30 am.

Questions? Please contact Cantor Tamar Havilio at


Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology

The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology is an academic institution with an active field research program. Our work focuses on the Land of Israel, asking both universal questions about the development of human society and more particular ones concerning the special nature of ancient Canaan and Israel and the world of the Bible.  While research and academic excellence are important, we feel that archaeology can and should have a role to play in society. Archaeology is fun, intellectually satisfying and it brings people together. The NGSBA practices archaeology as a public enterprise for people who want to experience the detective work and adventure we do.

Questions?  Please contact Dr. David Ilan at or ++972 2 6203258


Skirball Museum of Biblical Archaeology

From its inception in 1986, the Skirball Museum of Biblical Archaeology has been a showcase for the archaeological work of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology. The exhibition tells the story of three ancient biblical cities: Laish/Dan, Gezer, and Aroer.  The museum gives visitors, including the visually challenged, an opportunity to experience the atmosphere of antiquity and even to touch several replicas, including a replica of the "House of David" inscription found at Tel Dan, considered one of the most significant archaeological discoveries from the biblical period, displayed in its contextual location next to the model of the Israelite gate.

Questions?  Please contact Levana Zias at or ++ 972 2 620 3257


Explore The Taube Family Campus, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Experience our Reform roots and view our unique architecture!

  • Pricing: We offer 20-minute tours, led by members of our faculty or staff, during the work week at no charge for up to 10 people.  For varying fees, we offer tours up to one hour.  
  • Facility Rentals:  We offer several spaces for various events, such as parties, life cycle events, weddings and more.
  • Life Cycle Events: Consider holding your child’s bar/bat mitzvah on our campus. 
  • Presidential Apartment: Visitors interested in staying on campus may rent the Presidential Apartment.  Fully-furnished and located at the center of campus, the apartment accommodates families or groups up to 8 people.

Questions?  Please contact Dganit Timor Jenshil, Director of Community Relations, at or ++972 2 6203304.