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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R'Finley class
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You can shop at Amazon for the holidays and support AJRCA at the same time! Just click here, and sign into your amazon account. From there, you can make all of your normal purchases, and Amazon will donate .5% of qualifying purchases to AJRCA. Make sure to bookmark smile.amazon.com so that every time you shop at Amazon, you also support the Academy.

Graduate Schools Stand Together, Against Hate, Again
We – the presidents of three graduate schools and a university in interfaith partnership – stand together, with our students, staff, faculty, and supporters, to oppose the most recent actions taken by the Executive Branch of the United States. These… (read more here.)

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

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