Openness and Plurality

Who is wise?
 The one who learns from every person.

Avot 4:1

As early as 1898, Leo Baeck exhorted to his rabbinic colleagues that candidates for the rabbinate should be exposed to a variety of Jewish traditions of learning and to the whole extent of academic knowledge as a way to support pluralism and tolerance. The Abraham Geiger College offers rabbinical and cantorial training in this spirit. Rooted in the values Liberal Judaism, our college links Jewish traditions with innovative scholarship to deepen civic and spiritual participation in an open society. We are dedicated to building a vital Jewish life that is spiritually rich and engaged in the intellectual and ethical questions of the wider world. Interfaith activities on campus and interreligious dialogue as part of our curriculum reflect this openness. Egalitarian practice and LGBT inclusion are essential for us.