Announcement from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of American Jewish University and its visionary leadership realize that the Jewish people need great rabbis now to:

  • Access the wisdom of the ages
  • Build lives and communities of joy and meaning
  • Keep our ancient heritage vital

We are delighted to share that for the 2022-2023 academic year, the Ziegler School has restructured and lowered tuition. This new model creates tuition transparency – students see at first glance the cost of tuition and fees.

Thanks to our partners in the community who see the deep value of having rabbis in this world, the new tuition:

  • Lowers to $7000 per academic year/$3500 per semester (for full-time students)
  • Provides eligibility for loans based on FAFSA and demonstrated financial need
  • Makes additional scholarships available for the Israel year

To welcome those interested in learning more about Ziegler’s unique rabbinic training and the new tuition, we are holding a Virtual Open House on April 6 (details below).  

We invite you to join us, share this news with your networks, and direct any questions from prospective students our way.

We look forward to seeing you online. 


The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

It is not to late to apply to Rabbinic School for a Fall 2022 start!
Join us at our upcoming Virtual Open House:



“The goal of a Ziegler education is to open the gates of Torah in the widest manner so that students can find their own path, and so that they can “find their soul in Torah.” A rabbinic career is, hopefully, long and diverse. The tools that a rabbinical student acquires at Ziegler can serve as a North Star and as a grounding for wherever their life and career path takes them. At Ziegler we give students the keys to understand the millennia old library of Judaism’s texts, the spiritual yearning so that their “soul thirsts for God,” and the ethical audacity to take Torah into the streets to demand justice. A Ziegler rabbi is a rabbi that the world needs. “In the urgency of now.”

-Dr. Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Professor of Rabbinic Literature