Reference Form

The Rav-Hazzan Ordination Program at Hebrew College

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The applicant whose name appears above is applying for admission to the Cantorial program of the School of Jewish Music. Your candid estimate of this applicant’s intellectual performance, promise, personal qualities, musicianship and Jewish commitment will help our committee to make final decisions for admission.

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), which gives students the right to inspect and review their educational records, students may waive their right to see specific confidential statements and letters of evaluation. If you would like to know whether the above applicant has waived this right, please contact the Office of Admissions,

In the categories below, please rate the applicant using numbers 1 through 5. 

1 – cannot assess (if you have not had direct contact with the applicant in that category.)
2 – below average
3 – average
4 – above average
5 – superior

If necessary, please explain these ratings as part of your discussion in answering the essay below.

Please give a brief, frank statement of your appraisal of the applicant’s intellect, motivation, character and personality. If you feel qualified to do so, please discuss the following as well: (a) the applicant’s commitment to Jewish life and spiritual search; (b) the appropriateness of the choice of the cantorate as a career for this applicant, given his/her character and interests; and (c) areas in which this candidate needs to work on improvement or change (d) the applicant’s musical ability and talent.