2022 Open House

 

Learn more about our academically rigorous, spiritually based Rabbinical, Cantorial and Chaplaincy Schools, and our Master of Jewish Studies program.

Choose the online session that works best for you:

Session #1
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT

Observe a class at 1:45 PM PT (optional):
Modern Jewish History
Dr. Gil Graff

This course explores major movements, personalities and trends in Jewish social, political, intellectual, religious and economic history from the late eighteenth century to the present time. The course, designed to enable students to better understand contemporary Jewish life, is structured around background reading and shared exploration of a variety of texts of the period considered. Through  examination and analysis of such texts, students will be able to identify, summarize, explain and interpret key religious, social, political and economic trends in Jewish life.

Session #2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PT

Observe a class at 4:00 PM PT (optional):
Adon Olam: Practicing Prayer Song
Rabbi Ronnie Serr

A deeper dive into a selection of the most commonly sung prayer songs. We will reflect and appreciate the meaning of the lyrics/verses/prayers, and explore the range of musical options for each. We'll explore and experience the poetic and creative expressions of prayer and its effect on public ritual and personal meditations. We will consider songs for various occasions -- Shabbat, holidays, life-cycle events -- as well as different genres of songs (piyutim, mizmorim, hasidic, etc.). The objective of this course is to make prayer singing more meaningful and to promote an active creative culture of singing prayers.

A deeper dive into a selection of the most commonly sung prayer songs. We will reflect and appreciate the meaning of the lyrics/verses/prayers, and explore the range of musical options for each. We'll explore and experience the poetic and creative expressions of prayer and its effect on public ritual and personal meditations. We will consider songs for various occasions -- Shabbat, holidays, life-cycle events -- as well as different genres of songs (piyutim, mizmorim, hasidic, etc.). The objective of this course is to make prayer singing more meaningful and to promote an active creative culture of singing prayers.


On campus or online ✡ Flexible ✡ Student-friendly ✡ Accredited

Discover for yourself why AJRCA leads the way in educating modern Jewish leaders and change makers.

If you'd like to attend, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please email admissions@ajrca.edu.

Degree programs approved by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).