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We are very pleased that you are interested in studying for the rabbinate at the Ziegler School. These are very exciting times in the Jewish world, and never has the need for creative, talented Jewish leaders been greater. 

In order to begin the application process, prospective students must complete a request for application - click HERE to get started, as well as complete a preliminary interview with one of our admissions representatives. Please call our office at 310-440-1510 to schedule a time.

Once you are invited to apply for admissions, you will be provided with an online link, where you will be asked to complete the following items. The priority deadline is January 1, but we do accept applications on a rolling basis for start in the Fall.  GRE or other entrance exams are NOT required. 

For a Complete Admissions File You Must Complete:

  • Online application for admission
  • Admissions essays
  • Have all colleges or universities you have attended forward official transcripts
  • Obtain four (4) letters of recommendation
  • Submit a $50 application fee
  • Complete an in-person interview

Pre-Requisites to the Program are:

  • A bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) from an accredited college or university. 
  • One year of college-level Hebrew. Admission into the school is contingent on the ability to place into the appropriate Hebrew level prior to the candidate’s scheduled beginning of the program.  Please speak to us about ways to fulfill this requirement. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Committed to a a life of mitzvot in accordance with Jewish law, as interpreted by the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.  

Please have official transcripts sent directly to the Ziegler School, 15600 Mulholland Dr., Los Angeles, California 90077. If you have not yet graduated from college, please submit transcripts of work completed to date. Final transcripts will be required prior to enrollment at the Ziegler School.

To begin the application process, please complete the request form (LINK BELOW) and contact the Admissions Office at 310-440-1510 to schedule your preliminary interview. We look forward to having you apply to the Ziegler School.