Deepen your knowledge of tradition and spirituality at Ziegler.  

Learn and grow with us at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and become the rabbi you are meant to be. Cultivate lives of spirit and meaning for our communities, and for the Jewish people and change the world for good.

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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.

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.
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I could have never imagined that I would be on the path to a rabbinical career, but thanks to brave Queer folks and allies who have fought before me to expand the imaginations of the fearful, here I am, and a big part of my mission in this life is to hold the door open for the next Queer person that is going to come after me, in the same way that a door was built and held open for me.
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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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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.
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I really wasn't looking for a community, I wanted a school - but I found an incredible community here at AJU.
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"I would tell an incoming student to be an active participant in the school and in advocating for their own educational needs."
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
Every day I am discovering that I am capable of changing the reality around myself.
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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.

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.

Support Our Program

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.