Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
1 . Class Attendance

Class Attendance Training for the rabbinate is more than a matter of intellectual growth and development.  Rabbinic education involves formation of the student’s theological perspective, interpersonal skills, religious and spiritual orientation and much more.  For that reason, regular interaction with

2 . Course Grading Policy

 Course Grading Policy Throughout the rabbinic study, the Ziegler school aims to prepare students for teaching in the religious settings that typify  the ways in which American Jews generally learn and to foster and assist students in refining their own theology, observance, and

3 . Degree Requirements for the M.A. and Ordination

 Degree Requirements for the M.A. and Ordination Graduates of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies receive rabbinic ordination after 10 12 semesters of study normally completed in five or six years. Since text and language skills vary based on background

4 . Internships

Internships 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

5 . Israel Year

 Israel Year The Israel component of the Ziegler School program is very important. The creation and growth of the State of Israel have transformed Jewish life in ways more profound than anyone would have anticipated half a century ago. To

6 . Joint Degrees with the MAEd and MBA Programs

 Joint Degrees with the MAEd and MBA Programs The Ziegler School participates in two joint degree programs. Students may also earn a Master of Arts degree in Education through the Fingerhut School of Educationor a Master of Business Administration through

7 . Minimum Grades and Academic Probation

 Minimum Grades and Academic Probation Ziegler students must receive at least a C in all courses. In a case where a student receives a grade lower than C , the course must be repeated. Ziegler students must maintain a B

8 . Ongoing Personal Development

 Ongoing Personal Development Because it is important to the faculty and staff of the Ziegler School that an admissions interview not be the last time that students have a formal opportunity to discuss their beliefs, their spiritual yearnings, their halakhic

9 . Orientation and Special Seminars

Orientation and Special Seminars In addition to formal courses offered during the semesters each year, the Ziegler School provides an array of informal learning experiences for rabbinic students. These begin with orientation, which is required of all beginning and transfer

10 . Policy on Independent Study

 Policy on Independent Study With permission of the Dean’s office, Ziegler students may enroll in independent study projects to undertake material not covered in the general course offerings. The program of independent study must be approved, in writing, by the

11 . Rabbinic Ordination and Commencement

 Rabbinic Ordination and Commencement Graduates of the Ziegler School receive a master’s degree and rabbinic ordination at the completion of the entire program. The master’s degree is awarded at the University’s Annual Commencement Exercises in May. Ordination is conferred at

12 . Reciprocal Arrangement with Hebrew Union College (HUC)

 Reciprocal Arrangement with Hebrew Union College (HUC) The Ziegler School has a reciprocal arrangement with the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union college which allows full time students in good standing to take courses at HUC at no additional cost.

13 . Repeat and Drop Policy

 Repeat and Drop Policy If a student successfully repeats a course after initially earning a D or F, the better grade will be replaced in his or her grade point average.  In other words, the first grade earned will be

14 . Sample Curriculum by Year

The following represents a sample of the schedule by year. Since class scheduling is a complex process involving full time and adjunct faculty schedules, general course load, and student scheduling, timing of some courses in the five