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Hebrew Union College Gets $45,000 Ford Grant for Archaeology Training

The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Reform) has received a $45,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to train advanced graduate students in archaeology, it was announced here today. The HUC is the only Jewish institution among 19 American and Canadian colleges and universities receiving grants for archaeological training under a $1.5 million Ford Foundation program. The main archaeological project of the HUC is the excavation at Gezer, Israel, organized by the Hebrew Union College Biblical and Archaeological school in Jerusalem. Ford Foundation program participants will be trained primarily in Gezer, according to Dr. Nelson Glueck, president of the archaeological school.