For over 40 years, the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (formerly the School of Jewish Communal Service) has provided a superior educational experience for generations of graduate students pursuing careers as Jewish professional leaders.
Located in Los Angeles, the ZSJNM curriculum is designed to take maximum advantage of the resources of the metropolitan area. From the temperate climate to the film and television industry, from its world-class cultural institutions to its rich ethnic diversity, LA provides a dynamic backdrop to the ZSJNM program. Los Angeles is also home to the second largest Jewish population in North America and the third in the world. The breadth and depth of the Jewish community provides a wide range of opportunities for student internships and a vibrant network of leaders, both lay and professional, working to enhance Jewish life in LA, as well as in Israel and around the world.
The ZSJNM is part of the Jack H. Skirball campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), which also includes the Rabbinical School and the Rhea Hirsch School of Education. The campus is a unique environment, bringing together future professional colleagues… communal professionals, rabbis and educators… to learn from each other and to develop their Jewish professional networks.
HUC-LA enjoys a close relationship with our neighbor, the University of Southern California (USC), one of the outstanding centers of higher education in the country. ZSJNM offers dual degree programs with four of USC’s nationally ranked graduate schools:
As we enter into the second decade of the 21st Century and our fifth decade of educational leadership, the ZSJNM remains committed to giving the next generations of Jewish professional leaders the resources they need to advance and transform the Jewish experience… in North America, in Israel, and throughout the world.