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**Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

We hope that everyone is feeling well. We continue to monitor the situation with respect to COVID-19 and work with the HUC-JIR Coronavirus task force to adapt the library policies accordingly. As per the earlier email from President Rehfeld, the Abramov Library will be closed.

As a reminder, the library provides access to many electronic resources through the SSO which you can access with this link: (using your HUC Mail user name and password) or through EzProxy: (with your specified user name and password). Some online materials can be accessed directly through our catalog.


Library staff are available to support you during this period. If you have any reference questions, please email or

Renewal of overdue loans will be done automatically for the time being.

Please keep safe and healthy!**

Library Hours

Sunday - Thursday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
Friday - Saturday Closed

Closed on National and Jewish holidays


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About the Library

The S. Zalman and Ayala Abramov Library collects, preserves, and provides access to materials which support the academic programs of the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as well as the research needs of faculty and staff.

In Jerusalem, a city of many libraries with specialized holdings, the Abramov Library is making a unique contribution in a few areas, namely, the history of the Reform Movement and the American Jewish Experience. Other areas which are covered in some depth are Biblical Archaeology, Bible, Ancient Near East Studies, Hebrew Literature in English translation, and Studies of Israeli Society and Culture, especially as they relate to issues of Religion and State. The library provides coverage in all other Judaic subjects such as Talmud and Rabbinics, Midrashic Literature, Liturgy, Jewish Music, Jewish History, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Education, Hebrew Language and Hebrew Literature.

Borrowing Privileges

HUC-JIR students, faculty, and staff