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Students find a true home on the Cincinnati campus, where they are immersed in a vibrant environment of shared values, study, research, and the beginnings of lifelong professional and personal friendships.

The Cincinnati campus is a warm and welcoming community, where rabbinical and graduate students are nurtured by mentored relationships with faculty who are in the forefront of advanced Jewish scholarship. From the classroom to informal gatherings on and off campus, students forge lifelong relationships with their teachers. 

Services in the Scheuer Chapel offer students the opportunity to deepen their spiritual growth, while developing their skills to be inspiring worship leaders.  They continue to home these abilities through their student pulpits and internships in congregations large and small throughout the region. 

Shabbaton and kallah experiences as well as holiday gatherings throughout the year provide opportunities for students, faculty, and administration to celebrate together and develop strong ties as a kehillah kedoshah, a sacred community.

Student-led initiatives advance the cause of social responsibility through a broad range of projects that directly improve the lives of others in the larger community. Alliances with other faith groups and organizations throughout Cincinnati on behalf of human rights and social action help foster interfaith and multiethnic relations. The Jewish Family Service – Barbash Family Vital Support Center on campus engages students in a new communal anchor for social services, and involves their active participation in providing safety net services to the most vulnerable members of the community. 

The campus community welcomes you – please join us.