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Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
1. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Marker
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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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
2. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Marker
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. 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); Clifton Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Albert Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Daniel Drake, M.D (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Probasco Fountain (approx. 0.9 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.)
 
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Classroom Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
3. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Classroom Building
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Classroom Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2009
4. Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Classroom Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,572 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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