The Rabbinical School of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers intensive study, led by a world-class faculty of esteemed scholars, for rabbinic ordination in the Conservative Movement. The challenge of serving the spiritual and personal needs of an expanding Jewish world is one that can only be met by strong academics, motivated students, and committed professors.
The program is known for its textual concentration, emphasizing deep engagement with Torah, Midrash, Talmud, codes, liturgy, and literature. At JTS, students study Jewish social and intellectual history to enhance their understanding of the role of tradition and change in Jewish life.
Students spend a year in Jerusalem at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, JTS's Israel affiliate, where they are immersed in Israeli society and strengthen Hebrew language skills, study Torah with Israeli scholars, and forge relationships with other Jewish students.
Upon graduation, our students are fully prepared to become Jewish leaders—as so many have before—as the result of their studies and experiences at The Rabbinical School.
Rabbi Joel Roth is Louis Finkelstein Professor of Talmud and Jewish Law at The Jewish Theological Seminary.