At Abraham Geiger College, we train men and women alike. We have created a unique path to the rabbinate, transforming the legacy of the Hochschule into a modern conception of Jewish leaning and combining a state accredited MA with the vocational training at our college. Our school’s curriculum is modeled on the successful North American Reform seminary, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and our graduatesare accredited by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Both the rabbinical and the cantorial track provide professionals that will be able to serve as spiritual leaders and educators in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout Europe, but also in South Africa, Israel, and the Unites States. We assume that Judaism in Germany will continue to flourish and that our graduates will stand at its center.
Abraham Geiger College charges no tuition fees as university education is free in Germany. We train in the German language and expect a high command of Hebrew. In the future our MA program language shall switch to English. This will make it even less difficult to opt for training in Germany.
In turning to a new generation of young Jews from Eastern Europe and Russia, it is also committed to shaping a community of students who connect east and west in a new European Jewish reality. And it is also committed to training scholars who are both caring and humane individuals and who can lead a lost generation of Jews back to the beauty of their heritage and faith.
Rabbi David B. Ruderman, MAHL, PhD, DHL