The Ziegler School is committed to training rabbis who are equipped to lead North American Jewish life into the 21st century. We understand that for rabbinic students to graduate with the necessary vision, skills and passion to make profound changes in the Jewish community, they need to have extensive hands-on experience in a variety of Jewish institutions. The staff and faculty of the Ziegler School work closely with rabbis and other Jewish professionals in the Los Angeles area and beyond to build relationships between the Ziegler School and other Jewish institutional settings. In the first two years of the Ziegler program, students are introduced to Hillel, congregational settings, Federations and educational institutions. Students in their final year will select an institutional setting that dovetails with their professional plans and interests.