The Hebrew Union College was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1875, making it the oldest Jewish educational institution in the United States. While it has now expanded to New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, the Cincinnati is the only institution of its kind servicing the entire Midwest, and large parts of the South.
Due to recent financial struggles, HUC is considering closing the Cincinnati campus. This would be a tragedy for Cincinnati, HUC, and the entirety of Midwest Jewry.
But the decision has not yet been finalized. You can have your voice heard. The board of governors meets in New York on May 3/4; and on June 23, the board will vote on a restructuring plan.
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