Philosophy/Background of CJ

 

As a Conservative Rabbinical School, the Ziegler School is dedicated to the philosophy, principles and values as inspired by Simon Greenberg, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordecai Kaplan, and other such great modern visionaries. It is their influence that continues to inspire the school’s academic curriculum, programmatic elements, and culture.

Across the ages, Judaism has guided the Jewish people to a richer relationship with God, a passionate involvement with the world, a commitment to community and family, and a vibrant sense of peoplehood, united both by our common history and our shared destiny.

While remaining faithful to the sacred truths and standards of the Torah and rabbinic writings in every generation, our sacred heritage has always embraced new wisdom, whatever its source. Integrating information and ethical insights into the structure and content of our faith remains the central dynamic of Conservative Judaism.