Menu JTA Search

Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion Merge Under Dr. Glueck

The consolidation of the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati and the Jewish Institute of Religion of New York, and the retirement of Dr. Stephen S. Wise from the presidency of the Institute were announced here today. The new institution will be known as the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of the Hebrew Union College, has also been elected president of the Jewish Institute of Religion by the Institute’s board, and he will head the combined schools in Cincinnati and New York. Dr. Wise and Dr. Julian Morgenstern, former president of the Hebrew Union College, will be presidents emeriti of the merged institution.

The announcement was made at today’s luncheon session of the joint summer institute of the two schools by the board of governors of the College, the board of trustees of the Institute and the executive board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. It reads:

“The Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Institute of Religion resolved to unite for the strengthening and advancement of Judaism in America and throughout the world. The right to serve the Jewish people in its entirety, with freedom for faculty and students alike, is axiomatic.”