The plan for the upgraded campus.
(photo credit: HEBREW UNION COLLEGE)
A $15 million grant from Taube Philanthropies will enable Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform Movement’s headquarters in Israel, to update, enhance and beautify its Jerusalem campus. The June 29 ceremony will be attended by the heads of HUC and official guests, although it is not clear if Mayor Nir Barkat will attend.“Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is doing groundbreaking work in training the next generation of Reform rabbis, cantors, educators and nonprofit leaders, for Israel and the Jewish people as a whole,” said Tad Taube, chairman of Taube Philanthropies. “Therefore, its Jerusalem campus deserves a beautiful, modern campus that matches the institution’s lofty goals.”