HUC merges with JIR

Rabbi Stephen Wise, who founded the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1922, is seated center here with his JIR faculty, 1927. <br><br>Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hebrew Union College merged with the Jewish Institute of Religion, creating a New York presence for the combined institution.

The dedication of campuses in Los Angeles and Jerusalem elevated the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) to international stature and has aided the advancement of Reform Judaism and Jewish academia.