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 students. Orientation typically begins on the Sunday prior to the first day of Fall classes and continues through-out the week. All incoming students are expected to be present for orientation.
During the year, the faculty and staff will periodically schedule intensive seminars with visiting scholars and notable Jewish personalities. We also occasionally adjust the schedule of classes to allow time for study related to Jewish holidays, significant events in the Jewish world and important trends in contemporary Jewish life.