Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Hebrew Union College (HUC), founded in Cincinnati in 1875, is the oldest institution of higher Jewish learning in the United States. Its founder, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900), was a leading proponent of Reform Judaism in America. In 1950, the college merged with the Jewish Institute of Religion (JIR), a liberal Jewish seminary in New York founded by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise (1874-1949) in 1922. A third center opened in Los Angeles in 1954 to serve Jewry on the West Coast and, in 1963, a fourth campus opened in Jerusalem. As of 2003, HUC-JIR educates rabbis, cantors, communal, and educational professionals. It also offers advanced academic training for scholars of all faiths. The holdings of the school's Klau Library constitute one of the most extensive Jewish libraries in the world.
Erected 2003 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The International Paper Company Foundation, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 44-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection
Location. 39° 8.245′ N, 84° 31.218′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Clifton Avenue 0.1 miles north of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boyhood Home of Dr. Winthrop Smith Sterling (approx. ¾ mile away); Albert B. Sabin, MD (approx. 0.8 miles away); Albert Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Glass Door Oven (approx. one mile away); Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . . History of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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