OFO No: 341301
Other names for Religious Associate
What is a Rabbi?
A Rabbi is a Jewish religious leader. Rabbis are teachers of the Torah (Jewish Holy Book).
What does a Rabbi do?
- writes sermons
- leads congregation in prayer
- interprets the Torah (Jewish Holy Book)
- holds Bar Mitzvahs, weddings, funerals etc
- gives spiritual counselling to members in need
- visits the sick and the dying
- joins in community activities
Are you . . . ?
- a religious person?
- a good listener?
- willing to help others?
- a role model?
How do I become a Rabbi?
The best way to become a Rabbi is to get involved with your local synagogue. Make sure that the ‘calling’ to become a preacher is really what you want to do.
Through your synagogue and Jewish spiritual leaders, they could guide on how to become a Rabbi.
- SOUTH AFRICA UNION for PROGRESSIVE JUDAISM (SAUPJ)
You could also go to some universities to study theology. Check with your local university if they have a Faculty of Theology.
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming a Rabbi the right career choice for me?