Photo of Ziegler StudentsThe Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies mission is to foster an unprecedented blend of academic rigor, emotional warmth and openness, traditional and innovative spirit in the service of God, Torah, and Israel. The School fuses the methods and findings of the academic study of Judaism with the fervor and devotion of traditional study and observance. The School focuses on the journey of each rabbinical student to produce extraordinary rabbis to lead the Jewish people in a renaissance of talmud Torah (learning), shmirat mitzvot (observance), and gemillut hesed (acts of social justice and personal compassion). In this way, the School strengthens and energizes Conservative Judaism and Klal Yisrael.

The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies is dedicated to training a new cadre of Conservative rabbis who are deeply versed in Jewish texts, committed to a life of mitzvot and the love of God, and who are capable of transmitting the beauty and wisdom of Judaism to others. Beyond even that, our faculty and staff hope that our graduates will leave the Ziegler School as passionate, dynamic and creative thinkers, who can bring a sense of energy and holiness to the communities they will serve. 

Toward that end, the Ziegler School curriculum fuses academic learning, professional training, a sense of hevra (community), and personal spiritual enrichment. We believe that those emphases, along with our commitment to taking the best that the yeshiva model has to offer today’s rabbinical students, yield a program that will shape your vision and passion for Jewish life for many years to come. 

We are honored by your interest in the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and look forward sharing with you years of learning and deepening Jewish commitment and vision.