At The Rabbinical School of JTS we train the head, the heart, and the hands. We are a modern yeshiva, offering intensive study of classical texts in an egalitarian setting. We are a university with world-class scholars devoted to critical inquiry. And we are a cutting-edge professional school, training students to be transformative Jewish leaders.
A Modern Yeshiva
At JTS, you’ll find a traditional, egalitarian community that is passionately devoted to Jewish learning and practice. Our Beit Midrash hums with the intense discussions of students parsing the meaning of classical Jewish texts. Our synagogue is filled with regular prayer throughout the day, and the meals and songs we share on Shabbat and festivals deepen our sense of community and purpose.
A World-Class University
JTS is a university that values open and critical discourse, with a world-class faculty comprising leading scholars in nearly every field of Jewish studies. We explore not only texts but contexts, seeking to understand the Jewish experience through every lens. There is no limit to the study and research opportunities at JTS, with MA, DHL, and PhD degree programs, the renowned JTS Library, and an extraordinary variety of course offerings.
A Cutting-Edge Professional School
JTS is both a professional school and a laboratory for training and mentoring the next generation of Jewish leaders, preachers, pastors, educators, and social justice advocates. The Rabbinical School draws upon a wealth of resources to offer our students an unmatched professional experience, with access to a unique combination of people and programs found only at JTS:
Where Our Students Go
JTS rabbis are among the most influential and inspiring religious leaders in North America and the world. They are bringing creativity and fresh insights to schools, congregations, camps, and nonprofit organizations, and have founded some of the most successful new ventures in the Jewish world, including Avodah, Hadar, Ikar, and Encounter.