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.

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

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First Rabbinical Ordination

18 June 2017 / 24 Sivan 5777
The Zacharias Frankel College celebrates its First Rabbinical Ordination

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Academic Learning

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.

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Jewish Theology Potsdam

The School of Jewish Theology represents a unique institution within German academia.

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What is Jewish life like in Berlin and Potsdam?

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When you know about the teachers you know a lot about our college.

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Passionate about finding a way to translate the ancient wisdom into a language that is relevant for twenty-first century Jews

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