The Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) was first established in 1875 by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise in Cincinnati, Ohio and remains the oldest Jewish seminary in North America. In 1950, the HUC expanded to a second campus in New York City with additional campuses in Los Angeles and Jerusalem appearing over the next decade. Today, the college is the primary Reform Jewish seminary in the U.S, and the only Reform seminary in all of Israel.
Student housing and on campus living at the New York City campus allows students access to the School of Sacred Music, which offers liturgical music courses on Shabbat, musicology, chorus, high holiday and festival nusach. As a Reform institution, the HUC also promotes gender equality throughout its studies. Students may enroll in the college's various programs in Rabbinical School, Graduate Studies, Education, Biblical archaeology and Jewish Communal Service.
The HUC's libraries contain almost a million different Jewish texts, one of the largest collections in the world. The New York City campus also houses the college's Joseph Gallery religion museum - displaying various cultural and religious aspects of the Jewish faith from throughout history.
Student living and off campus housing in Cincinnati places students in one of the most important centers of Reform Judaism in the U.S. Cincinnati also boasts a large cultural influence from Italian and German immigrants.
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