"I think I want to be a rabbi." 

With these words you start along a sacred path.

Next come campus visits and conversations with the director of Admissions, current students, JTS faculty, and rabbis in the field. We will consider together whether JTS is right for you and whether you're ready to begin. Once we determine that you're ready to apply, you prepare your formal application. The admissions process culminates with an interview at JTS. Intellectually, spiritually, and professionally, the admissions process can be deeply satisfying. We look forward to working with you.

Please submit a contact form so we can be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Typically, prospective candidates' preliminary conversations with the director of admissions take place six months to one year before applying to The Rabbinical School. Contact us at (212) 678-8817 or to arrange your preliminary discussion.

Already through the preliminary stages?  Submit your Rabbinical School application.

Application Deadline: For the fall of 2016, applications are due on Friday, January 15.

Interviews typically take place from February through April, and admissions decisions follow shortly after the interviews. Candidates make their enrollment decisions by Thursday, May 5, 2016.

We have gathered in the links below the detailed information you need at each step of the application and admissions process. 

You are always welcome to email the Office of Admissions and the director of admissions, Rabbi Joel Alter at or at (212) 678-8817.