HUC-JIRHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (since 1875)
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The word "normal" triggers a recollection of when a rabbinic student at HUC-JIR, Wolli Kaelter, stayed up because he "wanted to watch [Martin] Buber and see whether the 'prophet,' like ordinary mortals, had to go to the bathroom or not.
Founded in 1875, HUC-JIR is the academ ic, spiritual and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism and the oldest institution of rabbinical education in North America.
Phillips of HUC-JIR in Los Angeles, is currently studying the 2000-2001 NJPS in terms of what it shows about Reform Jewish identity.
Concurrently, in the 1950s and 60s, a small group of idealistic and able women students had come to HUC-JIR with hopes that their studies would lead to rabbinic ordination.
Cincinnati: HUC) 1969 Concerning Jewish Theology in North America (in AJYB, Philadelphia: JPS) 1976-7 Theology and Philosophy (in HUC-JIR One Hundred Years ed.
HUC-JIR also offers the Executive MA in Jewish Education Program, designed for professional educators with five years of experience seeking to expand their professional learning while continuing to work in their communities, with online courses, intensive seminars on campus, and an Israel seminar.