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 - March 9, 2020. If you福彩app是正规的吗 have any questions please contact admissions福彩app是正规的吗@

    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 Coordinator of the Executive MA in Jewish Education Program. 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 ExecMA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 the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education

    • One Supervisor Reference: You must have one reference from a supervisor in a Jewish educational setting.
    • One Professional Reference: You must have one reference from a professional source. Someone who has experienced you福彩app是正规的吗r leadership over time, e.g., a lay leader, teacher, or staff member.
    • One Academic Reference: You must have one reference from an educational source. Someone who has been you福彩app是正规的吗r teacher in a formal or informal setting. The context should be one in which the teacher could observe you福彩app是正规的吗r intellectual capacities and you福彩app是正规的吗r ability to engage in serious Jewish and/or professional studies.

    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.

    6. Part Two of the Application

    We will send you福彩app是正规的吗 access to Part 2 after you福彩app是正规的吗r Preliminary Interview is complete. It will contain more in depth and 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 questions:

    1. Why did you福彩app是正规的吗 choose to become a Jewish educational leader?
    2. Why are you福彩app是正规的吗 interested in pursuing a masters degree at this point in you福彩app是正规的吗r career?
    3. Discuss you福彩app是正规的吗r intellectual, religious and spiritual development as well as the life experiences that have led you福彩app是正规的吗 to make these decisions. Please include you福彩app是正规的吗r personal reflections on you福彩app是正规的吗r strengths as a Jewish educational leader and the challenges you福彩app是正规的吗 have faced in this role.

    8. Short 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. Select a particular Torah portion that is meaningful or challenging to you福彩app是正规的吗. What impact does it have on how you福彩app是正规的吗 think about Judaism and/or the Jewish community? What are the essential ideas you福彩app是正规的吗 would want to convey to others?
    2. Select an issue that you福彩app是正规的吗 believe is confronting Jewish education. Discuss why this issue is important and what effect it potentially has on the vitality of Jewish education. What have you福彩app是正规的吗 done to explore the complexity of this issue?

    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.

    11. Hebrew Proficiency

    The Executive MA program in Jewish Education requires that students complete one year of college-level Modern Hebrew before graduating from the program. The requirement can be fulfilled by prior completion of one-year of college-level Modern Hebrew included on the applicant’s transcript, passing the Hebrew Proficiency Examination administered by HUC-JIR Hebrew faculty, or satisfactorily passing an approved course of study prior to graduation from the program.