How to Apply

What do you need to do to become a student for the rabbinate at the Zacharias Frankel College? 

We are looking for women and men who believe they can and will make a difference in Jewish life in Germany or throughout Europe. We are seeking active, creative Jewish leaders, adhering to Jewish law and the traditions of the past as well as embracing and challenging the future. 

Our application process: 

We invite you to have preliminary discussions with the administrative staff in Berlin as well as the associate dean of the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. The purpose of these meetings is to begin the mutual evaluation of one another’s ‘fit’ for the other. 

Following the preliminary interviews, candidates are invited to submit applications including application forms, essays, academic records, and references. 

Based on the evaluation of the application material, candidates will meet during the spring semester with an admissions committee for a conversation. 

Following that discussion, the committee will make a recommendation for admission. This usually takes place within one week.