"There is a special magic that opens when sharing Torah from multiple cultures. When I learn with students from across Europe, they show me ways of illuminating the world that I would never have seen without their diverse perspectives and experiences. At Frankel College, we mobilize Jewish insight that literally spans the ages and unites the globe, all in the service of raising up a new generation of rabbis to renew Jewish communities throughout Europe."
"Together with the Leo Baeck Foundation we will take our mission to Europe and ensure that Jewish congregations there will receive the rabbinic leadership necessary to foster Jewish renaissance. We are joined in this endeavor with the Potsdam School of Jewish Theology.”
"Today, many Jews all over the world are seeking knowledge, spiritual renewal, connection to God, and a sense of identity through an exploration of their history, culture, language, values and traditions. A rabbi for the 21st century must learn how to relate the lessons of our heritage to the personal and social concerns of the Jewish community. Zacharias Frankel College helps to train the Conservative rabbinate for tomorrow in a unique way: we do not charge any tuition fees and we offer scholarships for living expenses.""
Follow the Livestream on Second Rabbinical Ordination 25th of October 2020 / 7th of Cheshvan 5781 First Rabbinical Ordination 18 June 2017 / 24 Sivan 5777
"As a Jewish educator, I can think of no better calling than training the next generation of rabbis for the Masorti movement. It fills me with pride to know that our students will help strengthening Jewish life wherever they go.""
October 25th 2020
at 1 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. CEST
The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its Second Rabbinical Ordination
The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its First Rabbinical Ordination
Follow the Livestream on
Second Rabbinical Ordination
25th of October 2020 / 7th of Cheshvan 5781
First Rabbinical Ordination
18 June 2017 / 24 Sivan 5777
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