Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

The Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion ( HUC - JIR or even HUC ) was founded in 1875 and is the oldest Rabbinical Seminary of America.

It trains rabbis, cantors and religious teachers, offering Graduate Studies in Jewish studies to PhD at.

The HUC has three training centers in the United States:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1875 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise;
  • New York City since 1950, created after the merger of HUC with the Jewish Institute of Religion, founded in 1922 by Stephen Wise;
  • And Los Angeles, founded in 1954.

The campus was founded in 1963 in Jerusalem is the only liberal rabbinical seminary in Israel. HUC - JIR is cooperating with the Union of Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the American Conference of Cantors and the National Association of Temple Educators. Since 1968, the Los Angeles-based Faculty School of Jewish Nonprofit Management trains the next generation of leaders for the Jewish community.

With a million volumes HUC - JIR has the one of the largest collections of Judaica. A cooperation agreement HUC - JIR connects with the Abraham Geiger College and the Jewish Institute of Cantorial Arts at the University of Potsdam ( Germany ).