OHALAH applications for rabbis and rabbinic students
Membership benefits and student subscriber benefits are explained on the respective applications.
open to rabbis and maharot
requires payment of
Senior Student Membership
open to students in the last year of studies at qualified institutions listed on the application
free of charge
Rabbinic Student Membership
open to all other students who have completed at least one year of study at qualified institutions listed on the application
requires $18 membership fee
for rabbis who have been student members
free of charge
The OHALAH Bylaws are available here. Membership provisions are contained in Article III (3). Below are membership provisions that may be relevant for you to know at the time you apply.
Dual Membership in OHALAH
Paragraph 3.2.1 of the OHALAH Bylaws provides: Any member of OHALAH may also be a member of another Rabbinical Association, in accordance with the rules and procedures of that Rabbinical Association. However, a member of OHALAH who is also a member of another Rabbinical Association may participate in OHALAH placement only to the extent authorized by, and in accordance with the policies of, that Rabbinical Association and the policies established by the Board of Directors of OHALAH from time to time.
Associate Membership in OHALAH
Paragraph 3.2.2 provides: If a member of OHALAH is simultaneously a member of another Rabbinical Association that does not permit full membership in OHALAH, said member shall automatically be deemed an Associate Member of OHALAH. An Associate Member may vote and serve on a Committee but may not serve as an Officer or Director or participate in any placement that OHALAH may offer.
Student Membership in OHALAH
Paragraph 3.2.4 of the OHALAH Bylaws provides: A Student Member may vote but may not serve as an Officer, Director or member of the Ethics Committee or Membership Committee.