פתח לבי בתורתך ובמצותיך תרדף נפשי
With Your Torah, God, open up my heart;
Through Your mitzvot, spur my life toward its sacred purpose.
In The Rabbinical School at JTS, deep and joyful study of Torah prepares women and men for lives of service-to God, the Jewish community, and the broader world. Our students learn with exceptional scholars and seasoned practitioners, training to lead in centers for sacred Jewish living, impassioned with Torah and performance of mitzvot. The JTS learning community-immersed in the depths of our classical texts and engaged with the breadth of contemporary knowledge-strives for a synthesis of these to inspire, guide, and bring comfort in today's world.
JTS rabbis come from every background and serve in every realm. They speak a Jewish spiritual language born of study, prayer, companionship, and lived experience. Join the tradition of Jewish learning and leadership that is The Rabbinical School at JTS.
How does one apply to become a rabbi at JTS?
The process begins with a thoughtful exploration of your religious, academic, and professional aspirations.
If you're ready, apply to The Rabbinical School. For the Fall of 2014, the application deadline is January 15, 2014.
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