Rabbinical Course Requirements

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

BIBLE (18 credits)
Introduction to Bible
Introduction to Parshanut
Parashat Hashavua (4 credits)
Nevi’im Rishonim Elective
Nevi’im Aharonim Elective
Ketuvim Elective
Electives (4 credits)

HEBREW (18 credits)
Hebrew I (8 credits)
Hebrew II (8 credits)
Biblical Hebrew

HISTORY (8 credits)
Period of Antiquity
Medieval History
Modern History
Contemporary History

LITURGY (12 credits)
Introduction to Liturgy
Shabbat Liturgy
Festival Liturgy
Yammim Noraim Liturgy
Tefillah and Seminar (4 credits)

PHILOSOPHY (13 credits)
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Personal Theology
Mysticism Elective
Pluralism
Bio-Ethics (1 credit)
Ethics Elective

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (24 credits)
Pastoral Counseling I
Pastoral Counseling II
Homiletics (1 credit)
Education Theory
Education Methods
Jewish Music and the Cantorate (1 credit)
Life Cycle I
Life Cycle II
Conversion
Contemporary Denominations
Critical Issues
Chaplaincy (1 credit)
Congregational Dynamics (1 credit)
Professional Skills Elective
Fieldwork Support Seminar (4 semesters, no credits)
Core Concepts Seminar (4 semesters, 0 credits)

RABBINICS/HALAKHA (30 credits)
Introduction to Mishna
Introduction to Talmud I
Introduction to Talmud II
Intermediate Talmud I
Intermediate Talmud II
Advanced Talmud (4 credits)
Introduction to Midrash
Midrash Electives (2 credits)
Introduction to Codes (4 credits)
Advanced Codes
Introduction to Responsa
Critical Issues (Halakha)
Rabbinics and/or Codes Electives

SPIRITUALITY (2 credits)

ELECTIVES (15 credits)

TOTAL: 140 credits