Many Christian theological seminaries across North America are struggling during the current recession. But Jewish schools are feeling the pinch as well. One of the oldest, Hebrew Union College -- Jewish Institute of Religion, is considering closing two of its three U.S. campuses, which are located in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York City. The school's campus in Israel does not face closure.
The school's president, Rabbi David Ellenson, has said that his salary and the salaries of other top administrators have already been reduced by 10 percent.
Hebrew Union College was founded in Cincinnati in 1875. It has a combined student body of about 380.
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