Tefillah is a central component of our religious and spiritual life. Rabbinical students daven three times a day, and participate in religious life on campus, particularly in daily Shacharit and Minchah services held in the chapel. Those living on campus also participate actively in Arvit and Shabbat services. Blessings before and after all meals, as well as other appropriate blessings throughout the day, are important elements of our liturgy as well.
The American Jewish University's Minyan is egalitarian. However, while all men wear tefillin, some women in the Ziegler community wear tefillin, while others choose not to, for reasons that you will study as part of the Ziegler School. Of course, even those women who do not wear tefillin become sufficiently familiar with the mitzvah of tefillin to be able to teach it to others.