Hebrew Union College May Close 2 Campuses

April 17, 2009

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary and graduate school of the Reform branch of Judaism, may have to close two of its three American campuses because of financial troubles, the Los Angeles Times reported. The college is facing endowment declines, flat donations and pension difficulties, leading to the possible closures. The college currently has campuses in Cincinatti, Los Angeles, New York and Jerusalem, although there is no consideration of closing the Israeli branch.

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