Alumni Student Recruiting

You found your calling. Help the next generation find theirs.

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Group PhotoRecruit the Next Generation

Nearly half of all student applicants learn about HUC-JIR from a graduate of one of our programs – and approximately 80% of newly enrolled students are connected to at least one alum. Your first-hand experiences at the College-Institute qualify you to be one of our best ambassadors and mentors to prospective students.

Here are some of the many ways you can serve as a volunteer recruiter for HUC-JIR:

Refer a Student

Have someone in mind who might be a perfect fit for HUC-JIR? Share their information and we would be happy to reach out to them. To refer a student, please click on the link below.

Refer a Student

Download the Mentorship and Recruitment Toolkit for Alumni

We have crafted and collected a suite of information about our current programs, a who’s who in admissions, the “secret sauce” we use when mentoring prospective students, and other tips for recruitment you can use to help encourage, mentor and recruit the next generation of HUC-JIR students. To download our toolkit, please click on the link below.

Download the Mentorship and Recruitment Toolkit for Alumni

Become an Alumni Ambassador

Through the Alumni Ambassadors Program, alumni host events at summer camps, Hillels, and other popular gathering places, and participate in panel discussions during open houses. We are proud to recruit alumni to serve as mentors for rabbinic prospects, engaging one-on-one with prospective students and participating as mentors in our fellowship programs. If you are interested in mentoring opportunities, email

Invite Future Leaders to Campus Events

If you are planning to visit a campus or attend an upcoming HUC-JIR event, bring a prospect along! Your friends, students, congregants, and campers are encouraged to attend activities at HUC-JIR.

However you choose to get involved, thank you for helping recruit the next generation of rabbis, cantors, educators, nonprofit Jewish professionals, scholars, and pastoral counselors.
For more information, contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Follow While You Lead

Find HUC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates, news, and virtual events. Share our content with your friends, tag someone who would be interested, and use the hashtag #HUCJIR when posting about your HUC-JIR experience.