Admissions Criteria:
  • a completed high school career of at least the Duth HAVO level or another form of University Entrance qualifications or such previous experience that it is apparent that the student can complete the training satisfactorily
  • a clear engagement with Liberal Judaism (Liberaal; Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist
  • clear integration into the Dutch-Jewish community
  • a basic knowledge of Hebrew
  • a pleasant singing voice  
  • a statement from the local authorities that the student has no record of criminal behaviour
 Admissions Procedure:

I. The candidate
  1. writes a letter of application in which he/she states that he/she meets the criteria for admissions. This should be in the form of a Curriculum Vitae
  2. submits a written motivation gives why he/she wants to be a sheliahc tzibbur in a congregation
  3. gives an overview of trainings and courses that he/she has followed and completed in the past, with emphasis on such that are relevant to the teacher training. He/she should enclose copies of diplomas and certificates obtained
  4. encloses a short description of earlier practical experience in leading services and life cycle events
  5. encloses a list of read/studied relevant literature
II. A minimum of one conversation follows with members of the Admissions Sub-committee over the reasons for wanting to follow the course of study and what the expectations and goals of the candidate are.

The members of the Subcommittee form a judgement about the suitability of the candidate, based both on the above criteria and the personality of the candidate. A recommenation is then formulated and sent to the Academic Committee, which can accept the report or decide to conduct a more thorough investigation on areas they wish to explore.
A psychological test may be part of the further procedure.