Layoffs Likely at Hebrew Union College

from The Cincinnati Enquirer:

Hebrew Union layoffs likely

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion says it is keeping its Clifton campus open, but impending budget cuts have faculty and staffers on edge.

The college plans to keep its four-year rabbinical program and its graduate studies program operating, plus continue with plans to open the renovated Klau Library this fall, President Rabbi David Ellenson said.

But Ellenson said layoffs are likely and that continuing programs at the Cincinnati, New York, Los Angeles and Jerusalem campuses will depend largely on each community’s ability to raise millions of dollars privately.

“There may well be job reductions on all of the campuses,” Ellenson said in a telephone interview, declining to give a number. “We will certainly encourage all private efforts to help the college, and that can have an influence on the local programming.”