Our alumni serve communities across the country in a myriad of ways. But they are all connected through their experiences at our school

With the advantage of AJRCA’s unique transdenominational and spiritual education, our Rabbis, Cantors, Chaplains, and other community leaders have been hired by a wide variety of synagogues, schools, and Jewish agencies as well as communal organizations and institutions nationwide. For those who choose to lead congregations, their choices of pulpits have included large and small synagogues in many denominations, and range from some of the oldest and most established to newer, more entrepreneurial communities.

The AJRCA Clergy and Alumni Association (CAA), a professional organization of our graduates, sustains an enriching lifelong connection between alumni and the Academy. The CAA’s purpose is to further the excellence of the Academy by fostering an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship. As a professional association, it includes a code of ethics by which its members must abide, in accordance with requirements of most professional clergy associations. As an alumni support group, it offers a supportive community as each graduate faces the challenges of making Judaism more meaningful and relevant in today’s society. Alumni help one another to find resources to support their spiritual development and growth in leadership skills, while also creating a collegial forum for scholarly interchange.

For more information about all of our alumni, and the CAA, please visit the organization’s website, and click the faces below to learn about select alumni from our Rabbical, Cantorial and Chaplaincy programs.

Where They Are Working

Given their unique transdenominational training, Rabbis, Cantors, and Chaplains who graduate from the Academy work in a variety of denominational and transdenominational synagogues, organizations, and institutions nationwide. The following is a representative list:

PULPITS PULPITS continued CHAPLAINCY/SPIRITUAL CARE
Conservative Trans/Postdenominational/Unaffiliated/Other Alta Bates Summit Med. Ctr., Berkeley, CA
Beth Shalom of Whittier, Whittier, CA Ahavat Torah Congregation, Los Angeles, CA Beit T'shuvah, Los Angeles, CA
B'nai Israel Congregation, Wilmington, NC Beth Israel Congregation, Greeley, CO California Dept. of Corrections, San Quentin, CA
Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin, TX Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid, Broomall, PA Congregation B'nai Horin, Los Angeles, CA Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay, Congregation Kehillah of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Miami, FL
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Congregation Shir Chadash, Lakewood, CA Jewish Federation & Family Services of O.C.,
Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, Los Angeles, CA Congregation Shir Shalom, Sonoma, CA Irvine, CA
Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, CA Congregation N'vay Shalom, Los Angeles, CA Jewish Healing Center of L.A., Los Angeles, CA
Temple Beth Israel, Highland Park, CA Jewish Community & Learning Center, Sunland, CA Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA
Temple Beth Sholom, Temecula, CA Jewish Community of Sedona & Verde Valley, L.A. Community Chaplaincy Services, L.A., CA
Temple Ner Tamid, San Francisco, CA Sedona, AZ Ohr HaTorah, Los Angeles, CA
Temple Ramat Zion, Northridge, CA Lev Chadash, Chino Valley, AZ Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center, Pasadena, CA
Valley Beth Israel, Sun Valley, CA Nachshon Minyan, Encino, CA P.E.C. Hospice, Garden Grove, CA
Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA North Valley Jewish Comm. Assoc., Phoenix, AZ Providence St. John's Med. Ctr., Santa Monica, CA
  Open Temple, Venice, CA Providence St. Joseph Med. Ctr., Bubank, CA
Conservative/Reform Temple Beth Or, Reno, NV Providence Tarzana Med. Ctr., Tarzana, CA
Congregation Beth Shalom, Sioux City, IA Temple Ner Simcha, Agoura Hills, CA Serenity Manor East, Beach Lake, PA
Congregation Kol Ami, Salt Lake City, UT Temple Shalom of South Bay, Hermosa Beach, CA Skirball Hospice, Encino, CA
  Tri-City Jewish Center, Rock Island, IL Valley Outreach Synagogue, Calabasas, CA
Humanistic Valley Outreach Synagogue, Calabasas, CA Vintage Westwood Horizons, Los Angeles, CA
Adat Chaverim, Encino, CA Zimrat Yah, Santa Barbara, CA  
    ACADEMIA
Reconstructionist / Renewal JEWISH EDUCATION Academy for Jewish Religion, Los Angeles, CA
Congregation P'nai Tikvah, Las Vegas, NV Adat Chaverim, Encino, CA Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Makom Ohr Shalom, Encino, CA Beit Kulam, Sherwood Forest, CA Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA
Wholly Present, A Center for Embodied Spirituality,
El Sobrante, CA
Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts, Beverly Hills, CA  
El Sobrante, CA B'nai Havurah, Denver, CO OTHER
  Congregation B'nai Israel, Tustin, CA Camp JCA Shalom, Malibu, CA
Reform Congregation Tikvat Jacob, Manhattan Beach, CA Habitat for Humanity, Los Angeles, CA
Beit Knesset BaMidbar, Las Vegas, NV Growing In Wisdom Initiative, West Hills, CA Shalom Institute, Malibu, CA
Congregation Emanu-El, Houston, TX Jewish Community Center, San Francisco, CA  
Congregation Emanu El, Redlands, CA Jewish Community High School of the Bay,  
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA  
Congregation Emeth, Morgan Hill, CA Jewish Day School of Metro. Seattle, Bellevue, WA  
Congregation Lev Shalom, Flagstaff, AZ Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades, CA  
Congregation Ner Tamid, Henderson, NV Melton School of Adult Learning, Los Angeles, CA  
Congregation Ohr Tzafon, Atascadero, CA Miami CAJE, Miami, FL  
Jewish Communities of the Desert, Ohr Echad/HomeShul, Agoura Hills, CA  
Desert Hot Springs, CA Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles, CA  
North Shore Synagogue, Syosset, NY Tehiyah Day School, El Cerrito, CA  
Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles, CA Valley Beth Israel, Sun Valley, CA  
Temple Akiba, Culver City, CA Yeshivat Yavneh, Los Angeles, CA  
Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA    
Temple Beth El, Salinas, CA JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADERSHIP  
Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond, CA California Lutheran Univ., Thousand Oaks, CA  
Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, CA Chevra Kadisha of Northern Arizona  
Temple Beth Tikvah, Wayne, NJ Masorti Olami, Washington D.C.  
Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills, CA Sandra Caplan Beit Din, Culver City, CA  
Temple Emanuel, Pueblo, CO Shutafim, New Mexico Jewish Connections,  
Temple Havurat Emet, Chandler, AZ Albaquerque, NM  
Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA    
Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles, CA