Contact the Rabbinical School’s Admissions Office

The journey to becoming a rabbi begins when you first contact The Rabbinical School of JTS. We will work with you every step of the way, talking you through the issues you’ll want to consider and helping you to get ready. We look forward to thinking with you about taking this exciting path. 

Please be in touch at or (212) 678-8818.

Rafi Cohen

Rafi Cohen

Director of Admissions, The Rabbinical School and H. L. Miller Cantorial School

Rabbi Rafi Cohen serves as director of admissions for both The Rabbinical School and the H. L. Miller Cantorial School. In this role, he guides prospective students in discerning the path of their Jewish commitments and assists them in gaining the experience they need to successfully prepare for and begin lives of sacred service.

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Joe  Maybloom

Joe Maybloom

Senior Director of Enrollment; Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Success

As senior director of enrollment and assistant dean of undergraduate student success, Joe Maybloom leads the Admissions Team in the recruitment and enrollment of new students for JTS’s five schools. He also advises the first-year undergraduate students.

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Melissa  Present

Melissa Present

Chief Enrollment Officer

As chief enrollment officer, Missy Present oversees JTS’s enrollment strategy, leading the admissions department in the recruitment of students, management of prospective student events, and relationships with key partners. She advises the senior administration on all enrollment-related matters. During her tenure as director of enrollment management, Missy increased new student enrollment, expanded institutional partnerships, enhanced recruitment marketing, and implemented a new technology solution that manages the full spectrum of the JTS admissions process. Under her leadership, the enrollment operation was awarded a commendation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

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