Past Is Present: Stephen S. Wise, the Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Reinvention of American Liberal Judaism

Bucking denominational trends of the early 1920s, Stephen S. Wise's Jewish Institute of Religion was founded on freedom of thought and practice. The cadre of JIR alumni who would later join the CCAR inspired a counter-cultural rabbinic ethos that flowed from their fledgling seminary to eventually pervade Reform Judaism. Rabbi Idelson will explore this history, including aspects connected to the Cincinnati Jewish […]

Inter-Generational Art Experience

Join us on January 21st in partnership with the Cincinnati Skirball Museum for an afternoon filled with creativity, connection, and artful inspiration.

February 7-9: Open House – New York Campus

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Join us on the HUC New York campus for a 2-day event. February 7th and 8th HUC will host an open house event. Activities will include recitals, sermons, and prayer. Full details will be shared in January. Attendees will be able to create their own schedule for this event.

Mission Possible: Rogue Applicant

Join Michelle Waldron and Tracey Ward, HUC Office of Recruitment and Admissions, for this deep dive into the admission process. This Q & A is designed to remove the barriers to applying and provide support to interested prospective students and applicants to Hebrew Union College.

The High Priest’s Garments of Splendor: An Exploration of Biblical Text and Textile

What did the high priest’s ritual dress look like? How did it function in Temple service? Why did the Romans want to keep it under lock and key? Join us as we explore the biblical text in concert with archaeological remains to understand how Israel’s high priestly garments functioned in ancient liturgy and in the formation of community identity.