The Halakha curriculum prepares rabbis to serve communities as sensitive, nuanced halakhic decisors. Students study the laws of Shabbat, Kashrut, Niddah, Kiddushin, Gerut, Aveilut, prayer, holidays, and lifecycle events. Poskim guide students through the analysis of both classical and modern responsa.
With four intensive years of study, the Talmud curriculum supports the training of rabbis fluent in Talmud and Rishonim. Core classes focus on lomdus and integrate historical and source-critical methodologies.
Through four years of focused, practice-based pastoral counseling training, including classroom instruction, clinical experience, and personal exploration, rabbis acquire tools to respond thoughtfully to pastoral issues as well as to assess, counsel, and refer. The program equips them to address society’s increasingly complex questions while drawing on knowledge of the halakhic parameters of psychological issues.
Practical rabbinic training includes courses in homiletics, pedagogy, hilkhot Beit HaKnesset, leadership development, and officiating at life-cycle events, preparing students to be dynamic, visionary leaders. Additional courses include homiletics and pedagogy, with seminars on medical ethics and disability. Internships allow students to apply their skills in real-world settings under the guidance of mentors.