The Rabbinical School of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers an intensive program of study, personal growth, and spiritual development that leads to rabbinic ordination and a career of service to the Jewish community.
Our graduates work in a host of fields, including congregational life, hospital or military chaplaincy, campus and Hillel leadership, education, camping, scholarship, and Jewish communal service. We invite you to be a part of the tradition and leadership of The Rabbinical School.
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Fall 2013 Application Deadline:
January 15: Candidates applying for fall 2013 should submit all required application materials by January 15, 2013. Admissions interviews will be scheduled primarily for February and March.
Are you interested in more information about The Rabbinical School? Submit our online contact form.
JTS students are available to assist your community in leading synagogue services and teaching/tutoring. For more information, contact the Rabbinical Student Placement Service.
Message From the Dean
For three thousand years the Jewish people have been engaged in a dialogue with God. This conversation has yielded an ornate tapestry of ideals and practices, texts and customs.
At JTS, we immerse ourselves in this profound culture not only from love of tradition, but also from the urgent desire to discover the path to holiness in our day.
We train leaders who are rooted in the past, conversant with the present, and have a vision for the Jewish future.
At JTS, the Torah truly is a tree of life.
— Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and dean of the Division of Religious Leadership