Interview Week

Interview Week

Interview Week gives kehillot looking to hire a new rabbi the opportunity to interview the students graduating from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and the Rabbinical School of the Jewish Theological Seminary. It is a week-long event usually held in early February. It is a great to opportunity for kehillot to get their placement needs noticed by a large amount of eager candidates looking for a start to their careers. Only A-size kehillot (250 units or less), assistant pulpit positions of any size, and institutions are eligible to attend. 

As you may know, this year, the Joint Placement Commission released a statement prohibiting in-person interviews until at least April 1, 2021, with a plan to reevaluate circumstances around the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March and adjust accordingly. Therefore, our entire event this year and subsequent interviews will be held online using Zoom conferencing, from Monday, February 8th through Thursday, February 11th. Interviews will be scheduled in accordance with a congregation's time zone.


Questionnaires and job descriptions must be uploaded, and Student Interview Week registration must be completed by Wednesday, January 20th at 5 PM ET.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find a timeline, and for individual questions please be in touch with Emily Hendel ( or with Christine Aucoin (

The Rabbinical Assembly has a practice of inclusive hiring. Please review our note addressing inclusion and the diversity of our student body.