Rabbinical Course Requirements

AJR Rabbinical Course Requirements

Please note: Courses are 2 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

BIBLE (14 credits)
Introduction to Bible
Introduction to Parshanut
Parashat Hashavua
Leadership in the Bible/ Nevi’im Rishonim
Electives (6 credits)

HEBREW (27 credits)
Hebrew I (8 credits)
Hebrew II (8 credits)
Hebrew III (8 credits)
Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew Reading Accuracy (1 credit)

HISTORY (8 credits)
Great Ideas and Debates of Jewish History (4 credits)
American Jewish History, Society, and Culture
Israeli History, Society and Culture

LITURGY (11 credits)
Introduction to Siddur and Machzor (0 credits)
Introduction to Liturgy
Shabbat Liturgy and Tefillah and Seminar (3 credits)
Festival Liturgy and Tefillah and Seminar (3 credits)
Yamim Noraim Liturgy and Tefillah and Seminar (3 credits)

PHILOSOPHY (11 credits)
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Personal Theology
Mysticism Elective
Pluralism
Bio-Ethics (1 credit)

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (22 credits)
Pastoral Counseling I
Pastoral Counseling II
Homiletics (1 credit)
Education (4 credits)
Life Cycle I
Life Cycle II
Conversion (1 credit)
Chaplaincy (1 credit)
Fieldwork Support Seminar (4 semesters, no credits)
Core Concepts Seminar (4 semesters, 0 credits)
Entrepreneurship and Community Planting (6 credits)
Difficult Conversations (1 credit)

RABBINICS/HALAKHAH (30 credits)
Introduction to Mishna
Introduction to Talmud I
Introduction to Talmud II
Intermediate Talmud I
Intermediate Talmud II
Advanced Talmud (4 credits)
Midrash I
Midrash II
Introduction to Codes (4 credits)
Intermediate Codes
Advanced Codes
Introduction to Responsa
Critical Issues (Halakha)

SPIRITUALITY (6 credits)
Architecture of Ritual
Sacred Arts
Spirituality Elective

ELECTIVES (11 credits)
TOTAL: 140 credits