Is the Rabbinate your next move?

We live in a world that needs Rabbis to cultivate lives of spirit and meaning for our communities and for the Jewish people, and to change the world for good.  Answer your calling at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.  

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Stories Around AJU

American Jewish University draws students from a broad geographic region, reflecting a population diverse in culture, background, religion, values and perspectives.

I really loved the way in which the AJU Rabbis and teachers were teaching, and the way they welcomed me into their classrooms, offices, and homes.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
"There is no better place to immerse myself into Torah and Talmud than at AJU. The view of the sculpture garden and the Santa Monica mountains reminds me so much of Israel."
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
I really wasn't looking for a community, I wanted a school - but I found an incredible community here at AJU.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
At Ziegler, I find myself questioning everything. As I delve deeper into text, acquiring better skills and proficiency, I realize how little I know - about my tradition, my practices, and myself. This has been a transformative and challenging experience in the best way - I am learning to clearly define who I am and why I have chosen this path.
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This is an exciting time for the Jewish people and in history. I want to be the kind of leader that will help shape and stabilize, solidify the foundations of our institutions for generations to come.
School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
"I would tell an incoming student to be an active participant in the school and in advocating for their own educational needs."
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Every day I am discovering that I am capable of changing the reality around myself.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
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1:5
Faculty to Student Ratio
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225+
Alumni Community
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4
Years til Ordination
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29
Number of states where Ziegler Graduates work
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Torah Resource Center

The Torah Resource Center provides a diverse set of resources sourced from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies faculty, students, and alumni, including commentary, recordings and teachings.

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Faculty and Leadership

The Ziegler School is led by our Deans, who are supported by a dedicated Advisory Board, and AJU’s broader community leadership. The are joined in their mission by a deeply committed faculty.

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Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors, Ziegler deliver's a rabbinic education that is accessible in cost, and dynamic in content. Supporting the program ensures the next generation of rabbinic leaders.