The Masorti movement in Europe is a diverse, highly-motivated and fast-growing collection of over 40 synagogue communities in 15 countries. The largest Masorti communities are in Britain and France. The movement draws historical inspiration from the Wissenschaft-based schools in Germany and Budapest, as well as from the development of the Conservative/Masorti movement in Israel and in the United States. Masorti institutions include a youth movement (NOAM), a young-adults association (MAROM), a religious court (the European Beit Din) that oversees conversions and divorce procedures, supervises the catering of kosher food, and rules on complex issues of Jewish law. The movement brings together the different communities, strengthening smaller communities and bringing fresh ideas to the larger ones. The Zacharias Frankel College is the only Masorti rabbinical training institute in Europe.
On October 25th 2020
the Zacharias Frankel College
celebrated its second ordination
Second Rabbinical Ordination
25th of October 2020 / 7th of Cheshvan 5781
The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its Second Rabbinical Ordination
First Rabbinical Ordination
18 June 2017 / 24 Sivan 5777
The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its First Rabbinical Ordination
Of course, being a rabbi doesn’t just mean getting a university degree. The academic studies are complemented by additional Talmud, Torah, and halacha studies.
Jewish Theology Potsdam
The School of Jewish Theology represents a unique institution within German academia.
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