Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America’s leading institution of higher Jewish education. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, leaders in Jewish education, and Jewish nonprofit management professionals. HUC-JIR offers graduate degree programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths.
The mission of HUC-JIR is:
- To study the great issues of Jewish life
- To educate clergy and professionals on Jewish tradition to inspire future generations
- To advance the critical study of Judaism in accordance with the highest academic standards
Students who would like to pursue an advanced academic and professional degree, the Distance Learning programs offer flexible, part-time programs online. Students may earn a master’s degree or certificate. As a multi-campus learning community, HUC-JIR builds Judaism around the globe.
Accreditation & Licensing
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)