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Be The Jewish Leader Through Academic Field: Hebrew Union college

downloadNew York is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. It has the wonderful educational system. The students are provided by the liberty of studying whatever they wish. For the minorities also the New York university of the city has a different educational system. There are separate educational institutes also if they want to study separately. The institutes are well recognized by the New York university. The students are not recognized separately by the others if they study in the institutes but the students somehow get the comfort of being in their homely atmosphere and so they can study properly.

Hebrew Union college:

This college of a New York university has the total atmosphere of the Jews. The Jewish leadership is the main motive of the institute. The college of NYU New York university was established in the year of 1875 beneath the leadership of Rabbi Issac Mayer Wise. It was situated in Cincinnati in Ohio. The main campus of the college of NYU New York university is over there. The graduation banquet is celebrated over here with the food those are basically Jewish like the clams, shrimp, frogs’ legs, soft-shell crabs and dairy products. Dairy products are served after the main meal. The banquet is called the treifah banquet. There are two types of rabbis in the college of NYU New York university. One is the traditional and the other is the reformed. Therefore there were the two Judaism like the orthodox and the reformed. To find the middle way of the two the American Conservative Judaism is formed.


The first campus of New York university NY was created in the year 1875 and the second campus was created in 1950 in the New York city after New York university NY. It is mergimages (2)ed with the Jewish Institute if Religion and formed. The extra campuses were built in Los Angeles in 1954 and in Jerusalem in the year 1963. It is the institute of religion but also varieties of courses and the professional programs of graduation are included in the programs of the college of New York university NY. Beside the Rabbinical school there are the subjects like education, Biblical archeology, sacred music, Jewish communal service, Israeli Rabbinical programs and so on.

The academic courses:

As it is said before that the main motive of the college is to make the Rabbi leaders for the future so their academic courses are leaning to that only. There are different courses regarding the same motive. There are courses to become a Rabbi or the Cantor. There are options for being the Leader in Jewish Education, Scholar or a Pastoral Counselor. The students can choose from them and study in the particular subjects to reach to the aim in the future.

The admission process:

The admission process goes same in each of the four campuses. The upcoming events are to be seen by the students to get the maximum chances to study their expected courses. The fees and the financial formalities should be noticed properly before getting the admission in the same.


Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of ReligionThe Hebrew Union College is established in 1875 and situated in America. It is the oldest existence of Jewish Seminary which educates men and women for giving services being educators, rabbis and communal service professionals. This college has four centers of learning in Cincinnati, Los Angles, New York and Jerusalem. The Hebrew Union College and its four centers are accredited by the Middle State Commission on Higher education. The main aim of this college is to creating Jewish professionals and leaders to the values and responsibilities of their tradition to their life. This college offers graduates and undergraduate programs.


Programs of the College
The Master of Arts in Judaic Studies Degree – it is a two year program for doctoral studies which focus on individual academic interests and needs. This program is specially designed for students who want to enhance their work in Jewish professional and communal life. This program makes master of Hebrew language including its literature, religion, law and philosophy. To do masters in this study, it is must to have B.A degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college. It is also essential to know Hebrew language and for entrance in this program, students have to clear Hebrew competence exam. Students having ability in other skills are also given preference in this program. To get this degree, students have to give 45 hours of work with thesis.

Master of Arts in Religious Education -this program is offered by New York School of Education. In this program every student completes their Judaic and education courses with internship in their specialized fields such as family and adult education, day school education and informal education.

Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program – this program gives fundamental knowledge of psychodynamic theory applies to individual and families. It develops skill in diagnosing spectrum of affective and personality disorder. It also builds confidence in steering the border difference between psychology and religion. To get admission in this program, one need to have master’s in divinity or related field plus five years experience in post-master.

The above two programs are offered by New York campus of the college. Numbers of other programs are also being offered by other campus of the college.

Students at Hebrew Union College are a part of different communities such as scholarship, activism and faith. Staff and students work together for social justice projects and worships. College-institute offers different graduate programs which enable students of different professional fields to study together. Different centers like diversity of geographic locations gives unique opportunity for internships, community service and student pulpits.