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Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

1 West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012
Website: www.huc.edu

Description of Organization

Hebrew Union College educates and prepares Jewish clergy and professionals to become innovative, vibrant, and progressive leaders on the local, national, and world stage. Their four campuses are located in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York

Grant(s) Awarded

In 2019, a grant was awarded for $20,000 in support of the Spiritual Direction Program. This program is a mindfulness practice which supports the underlying Jewish principle that by cultivating awareness in every moment one can access the interconnectedness of the self and the universe, leading to a greater connection to the divine and the ability to see God in all things. Its meditative and reflective practices are designed to help current and future Jewish religious leaders develop the inner life necessary from which they will draw inspiration and authenticity throughout their careers as spiritual mentors, teachers, and community leaders. This grant is also known as the Norman Marcus Memorial Lenz Foundation Grant, dedicated to the memory of Norman Marcus who served as the resident of the Lenz Foundation for nearly two decades.

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