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A Reform Jewish seminary is considering closing two of its three U.S. campuses amid what the school’s president calls “the most challenging financial position [the school] has faced in its history.” Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, with campuses in New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Jerusalem, is facing a deficit of about $8 million in the next two years, said seminary president Rabbi David Ellenson. He said some endowment funds are “under water” and not generating any income. A final decision is expected by June 23.


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