The Rabbinical School Recommendation Form

Please write a candid and concise letter in Word format with your appraisal of the applicant’s character, potential for religious Jewish leadership, and intellectual motivation. Does the rabbinate seem like an appropriate choice for his/her character, personality, interests, and commitment to Jewish life and practice?

If you are able, please comment on the applicant’s potential as a student in a rigorous, academic graduate program.

Please note that a description of realistic strengths and weaknesses will be more helpful to the Admissions Committee than a uniformly positive assessment.