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The decision to pursue cantorial or rabbinic studies is normally the result of a process of reflection and preparation. As Dean of Admissions, Cantor Lisa Klinger-Kantor will serve as the applicant’s guide and mentor through this process, which may culminate in a formal application to an ordination program. The first step will be an initial conversation where the applicant and the Dean of Admissions will become more familiar with each other. After that first conversation, the applicant may be asked to complete a preliminary questionnaire. Most inquiries then lead to an invitation to spend a day or part of a day visiting classes and meeting with students, faculty, and staff. The Academy community is unique and best evaluated in person.
A person considering applying to an ordination program should be seriously and actively involved in Jewish study and Jewish living. Rabbinic and cantorial study should not be thought of as a continuation of adult study. Rather, it is a high-level, profound education leading to a career as a spiritual leader in the Jewish community. To learn more about the application process, click here.