director of professional development and placem dan judson meeting with students

Career Placement

Hebrew College offers inspiring rabbinic education, vibrant community and professional opportunities. Our graduates currently serve as congregational rabbis in affiliated and independent congregations, Hillel rabbis and executive directors, hospital chaplains and organizational innovators in institutions across the country. Having successfully placed nearly all of our graduates, Hebrew College is a thriving enterprise in rabbinic education.

See complete list of alumni placements

Placement Support

At Hebrew College, you are not alone in your job search. Rabbi Dan Judson, our full-time director of professional development and job placement, works with students and graduates to help them prepare for and find the rabbinic position that is right for them.

  • Individualized Placement Support: Our director of placement will provide you with highly individualized support during your job search to enable you to find the right opportunity.
  • Job-Search Skills: Our staff, along with other professionals with whom we work, help with drafting resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews and negotiating contracts.
  • Alumni Resources: We continue to provide these job-placement resources to alumni of the rabbinical school.

By the Numbers

Placement Rate  
Total Graduates (2008-13) 56
Percent Employed 94%
Areas of Employment  
Congregational 61%
Jewish Education 10%
Pastoral Care 10%
Hillel 8%
Jewish Communal Leadership 10%
Congregational Affiliation  
Conservative 30%
Independent 40%
Reform 17%
Reconstructionist 10%
Masorti 3%
Geographic Location (United States)  
Massachusetts 25
New York 4
Indiana 2
New Hampshire 2
California 1
Connecticut 1
Illinois 1
Maryland 1
Minnesota 1
New Jersey 1
New Mexico 1
Ohio 1
Pennsylvania 1
Texas 1
Wisconsin 1
Geographic Location (International)  
Brazil 1
Canada 1
Chile 1
Israel 1


Rabbi Dan Judson
Director, Professional Development and Placement