Welcome to the Academy for Jewish Religion California (AJRCA)
We are a transdenominational, pluralistic institution dedicated to the training of rabbis, cantors, chaplains, and other Jewish communal leaders who are uniquely qualified to meet the needs of the 21st century American Jewish community.
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Join us for AJRCA’s Annual Open House!
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The exhibition “Tel Aviv: The White City + Beyond ” comprises several individual photo essays by artists Susan Horowitz and Carol Bishop featuring architecture of Tel Aviv and its’ design influences beyond the city.  Through different points of view the artists examine the legacy of the 1930s architecture of Tel Aviv’s White City, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 2003. The architecture speaks of the complex issues of Jewish history, culture, form, restoration and possibility.

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Finding Grit and Grace Beyond Midlife: Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older
with Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman
Watch the lecture on Youtube

The drash for our morning minyan November 8th was delivered by Allison Sagadencky, 5th year Rabbinical student at AJRCA. Ali did a moving rap that inspired us all. Enjoy this unconventional and moving experience at the link below.
Feel free to share with your friend!
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Recent Events


AJRCA Annual Open House – April 23, 2017
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Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Mark Borovitz, Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah: Teshuvah: A most radical blessing
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Stop, Look and Listen: Spiritual Care in Cases of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking
with Naomi Ackerman and Lauri Burns
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Songs of light:
AJRCA Cantorial Student Shiur
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Images of Jews and Mormons in Hollywood and the Media
with Dr. David Kaufman, Hebrew-Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles
Dr. Andrew Reed, Brigham Young University
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Lunch & Learn with Jenna Fields, MA, MSW
What’s Jewish about Breast Cancer?
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Steve Robbins Near-Death
Mitzi Schwarz, Chaplain