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For more than a century, alumni have been among the strongest supporters of the College-Institute. Every year HUC-JIR depends on alumni to help with the cost of educating HUC-JIR students. Each dollar you contribute is used immediately to meet student needs, sustain teaching, and support innovative programs and more. That is why your help is so important.

Your contribution will enable us to continue the important work of preparing the next generation of leaders. Your gift also sends a very important message to our other supporters about the importance of HUC-JIR in the lives of its graduates. Together we can ensure that students will continue to have the finest training as they prepare to join our community of colleagues and to meet the challenges of today’s Jewish world.


The choice is yours! We appreciate your support and that’s why we make it so easy to give. Simply choose the gift method that works best for you, or give us a call at 212-824-2202 to make your gift over the phone. 

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The Annual Fund for HUC-JIR

Individual donors and foundations often ask about the percentage of alumni giving. We can support the College-Institute's fundraising efforts by our participation in the Annual Fund.  Every graduate of HUC-JIR is an honored and valued alumnus. As alumni, it is our privilege and sacred responsibility to support the training of the next generation of Jewish Professionals. Please demonstrate your commitment and donate now to the Alumni Annual Fund so that this time of new beginnings will blossom into a future blessed by vitality, fulfillment, and peace.

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L'Dor Vador Scholarship Fund

The L’Dor Va’Dor Scholarship Fund honors HUC-JIR alumni for their 25 years of dedicated service to the Jewish People. Created by our rabbinical alumni, their congregations, families, and friends, this initiative has grown to celebrate this milestone for alumni all our schools.  Through this project, we are able to recognize in perpetuity, the name of each participating alum honoree. All contributions received in honor of alumni are pooled together in an umbrella fund called the L’Dor Va’Dor Scholarship Fund, an endowed scholarship fund. Each year, the College-Institute awards 5% of the fund balance for student scholarships. Names of alumni who create scholarships are recorded in perpetuity in the annual President's Report.  


Planned Giving: The 1875 Society

Throughout its history the College-Institute has benefited time and again from the foresight of friends/alumni who have established trusts or made testamentary gifts to support out work. Indeed, it was the offer of a trust in 1873 that spurred the creation of the Hebrew Union College. Through bequests and trusts, you have the opportunity to join those who over the years have enabled the College – Institute to:

  • Sustain our strength as a leadership institution in the field of Jewish studies
  • Launch new educational and cultural programs
  • Provide our students the financial and academic resources to develop transformative leadership for communities around the world
  • Strengthen our role in Israel as we join with progressive Jews there to encourage religious pluralism and Jewish vitality.

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