Do you want to be an agent of change?
We can help with that.

Come take a soul journey with us, one that will lead to inner discovery and energetic capacity to transform the world.  At AJRCA our warm, inter-connected community immerses its members in a spiritual bath culled from the deepest wisdom of our Jewish tradition, and allows each student and member of our community to find resonance with the particular ideas that 'call' him/her.

We believe that each of our members has a unique destiny and a particular talent to bestow upon the world, and we share the humane and sophisticated wisdom of our sages that has profound application to the rhythms of our contemporary society and the challenges that we all face.

Come join us and we will grow together, making an important contribution in a world  that needs to learn about the beauty, loving kindness, and search for justice that is woven into our texts and history. Let us march together and make a difference in our world!

"It is not for us to complete the work, neither are we free to desist from beginning it." (Pirkei Avot).

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What mark do
you want to leave
on the world?

At its core, the transdenominational mission is the most compelling response to Jewish life and Jewish identity in the world today. At AJRCA, we embody the fundamental belief that all humanity is created in the Divine Image and embrace every seeker along their path toward spiritual fulfillment. Our aspiration is to train passionate, curious and joyful leaders so our communities may be shaped with purpose and pride.

Rabbi Joshua Hoffman, President of AJRCA

Rabbi Joshua Hoffman

President and CEO, AJRCA

Our Mission

The Academy for Jewish Religion California is a low-residency Transdenominational* institution dedicated to the training of rabbis, cantors, chaplains, and other Jewish community leaders. Its mission is to develop religious leaders steeped in Torah wisdom and traditions and capable of transforming Jewish communities into places where all Jews can grow toward spiritual wholeness and well-being.

It is the Academy’s intent to graduate Jewish leaders who will serve as agents of transformation wherever they work by promoting genuine concern for the joys and pains of all people, dedication to moral living, and commitment to viewing Torah as foundational for human wisdom and spiritual practice.