Application Instructions - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

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  • Application Instructions

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    1. Application Part One - Start HERE 

    The first part of you福彩app是正规的吗r application includes a few simple questions about you福彩app是正规的吗r contact information and educational background.  Please read through all the application instructions and complete all elements of the application by the deadline for which you福彩app是正规的吗 wish to apply (Round 1 or Round 2). If you福彩app是正规的吗 have any questions please contact admissions福彩app是正规的吗@

    • Round 1 Deadline: December 20, 2019
    • Round 2 Deadline: March 5, 2020

    2. Preliminary Consultation

    As part of you福彩app是正规的吗r application process to becoming an educational leader through HUC-JIR, we encourage you福彩app是正规的吗 to speak with a professional in the Department of Admissions and Recruitment or the Admissions Associate of the DeLeT Fellowship. This informal, preliminary consultation is a way for us to get to know you福彩app是正规的吗 better, for you福彩app是正规的吗 to ask you福彩app是正规的吗r questions and be sure now is the right time for you福彩app是正规的吗 to apply to HUC-JIR. Simply email DeLeT福彩app是正规的吗@ to set a date and time.

    3. Recommendation Letters

    Good references come from individuals who know you福彩app是正规的吗 well enough to give the Admissions Committee input on you福彩app是正规的吗r candidacy and reflect on specific experiences you福彩app是正规的吗 have had that make you福彩app是正规的吗 a strong candidate. Please use the Reference Letter Request Form to submit the names and contact information of you福彩app是正规的吗r references. HUC-JIR will not accept more than four letters of reference. The individuals you福彩app是正规的吗 list as references will receive an email from HUC Admissions informing them that you福彩app是正规的吗 have requested they write a letter of reference on you福彩app是正规的吗r behalf. It is recommended that you福彩app是正规的吗 are in touch with you福彩app是正规的吗r chosen references prior to filling out this online form to alert them that they will receive this emailed request.

    Please allow each reference enough time (at least one month) to complete his or her letter of reference. If you福彩app是正规的吗 wish to substitute, delete, or add references after you福彩app是正规的吗 have submitted their names in the online Reference Letter Request Form, you福彩app是正规的吗 must report this in writing to the National Office of Recruitment and Admissions by emailing admissions福彩app是正规的吗@

    References for Applying to DeLeT

    • One Academic Reference: A college professor or instructor with whom you福彩app是正规的吗 have engaged in serious academic study should write the academic reference. An appropriate academic reference is from someone who teaches in the humanities or social sciences, as these areas are most similar to studies in DeLeT. If you福彩app是正规的吗 have been out of college more than five years you福彩app是正规的吗 may obtain an academic reference from an adult or informal education instructor.

    • One Supervisor Reference: The reference should be a supervisor of you福彩app是正规的吗r work, paid or volunteer, preferably in a Jewish setting.

    • One Jewish Life Reference: The Jewish life reference should be someone who can describe you福彩app是正规的吗r involvement in Jewish life and in the Jewish community.

    Confidentiality of References

     The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, provides students the right to inspect their records. This includes letters of recommendation submitted in the application process. HUC-JIR carefully reviews all letters of reference. However, we find that letters written in confidence are most useful in assessing a candidate’s qualifications and promise. By using the Reference Letter Request Form, you福彩app是正规的吗 are automatically waiving you福彩app是正规的吗r right. Please contact admissions福彩app是正规的吗@ with any questions or concerns.

    4. Transcripts

    Please request transcripts 60 days before the application deadline. Transcripts need to be received in order to schedule an interview.  Please provide us with one copy of an official transcript from all of the following:

    • The college from which you福彩app是正规的吗 graduated as well as any other colleges you福彩app是正规的吗 attended. (This includes any school at which you福彩app是正规的吗 took a college-level course for transfer credit.)
    • Any graduate schools where you福彩app是正规的吗 have been enrolled, as well as schools where you福彩app是正规的吗 have taken graduate-level classes.
    • Any “Year Abroad” programs or other foreign study. (If grades from international programs are recorded on you福彩app是正规的吗r college transcript you福彩app是正规的吗 do not need to submit a separate transcript.)

    Have you福彩app是正规的吗r schools mail the transcripts directly to:

    National Office of Recruitment and Admissions
    Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
    3101 Clifton Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45220
     
     
    For international applicants: Year-by-year records from colleges and universities attended are required. The record must indicate the number of hours per week devoted to each course, grades received for each course, and degrees awarded, with dates the degrees were conferred. This information must be provided in English. If this information is not available in English, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have it professionally translated and certified before it is sent to HUC-JIR. If grades are not determined on a 4.0 scale system please include guidelines in English from the school that explain the grading system.

    5.  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    International applicants for whom English is not the first language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in approximately 100 centers outside the United States. See the information available at: . Please note that the TOEFL exam is not a substitute for the GRE.  The TOEFL school code for HUC-JIR is 1291.

    6. Part Two of the Application

    Part 2 of you福彩app是正规的吗r application is more in depth and includes program-specific questions.   All application materials, including Part 2 of you福彩app是正规的吗r application, letters of references, transcripts and test results, must be received by the deadline in order to be offered an admissions interview.

    7. Personal Statement

    In no more than six double-spaced, typed pages, and respond to the following question:

    1.  Why do you福彩app是正规的吗 want to be a Jewish day school teacher? What appeals to you福彩app是正规的吗 about serving the Jewish people this way? What in particular attracts you福彩app是正规的吗 to the DeLeT program? In you福彩app是正规的吗r response, it will be important to describe you福彩app是正规的吗r experiences working with children or adolescents, any teaching experience you福彩app是正规的吗 have had to date, and how you福彩app是正规的吗r Jewish education and/or experiences have influenced this decision

    8. Admissions Essays

    Please respond to each of the following questions separately. Limit you福彩app是正规的吗r response to the two questions to a total of six double-spaced, typed pages.

    1. Personal Identity - What are the values, experiences and passions that define you福彩app是正规的吗 as a person and a Jew, that make you福彩app是正规的吗 you福彩app是正规的吗r unique self? Share any anecdotes or thoughts that portray you福彩app是正规的吗 and give a sense of who you福彩app是正规的吗 are.

    2. Reflection on Day School Teacher’s Daily Work — Based on an observation you福彩app是正规的吗 have done recently in a Jewish day school classroom or on experience you福彩app是正规的吗 have had in a Jewish day school (e.g. teaching assistant), what do you福彩app是正规的吗 anticipate might be some of the rewards and challenges of the daily work you福彩app是正规的吗 would be doing as a classroom teacher in a Jewish day school? (If you福彩app是正规的吗 have not been in a day school classroom in the last year, we suggest you福彩app是正规的吗 schedule a visit to a Jewish day school near you福彩app是正规的吗r 福彩app是正规的吗 in order to prepare you福彩app是正规的吗 to write this essay.)

    9. Resume:

    A standard C.V. or resume.

    10.Photo:

    A simple portrait to help us recognize you福彩app是正规的吗 when you福彩app是正规的吗 visit and maintain our campus security.