The Academy for Jewish Religion California
574 Hilgard Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

For general information or to be connected to academic personnel, contact the AJRCA office at 213-884-4133, use the form below or send us an email at

MAIN NUMBER: 213-884-4133
FAX NUMBER: 213-884-4136

Office of the President
Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Vice President and Dean of the Chaplaincy School
Rabbi Rochelle Robins

Dean of the Cantorial School
Hazzan Nathan Lam, D.Mus.

Dean of the Rabbinical School
Rabbi Liat Yardeni-Funk

Associate Dean of the Cantorial School
Cantor Perryne Anker

Chief Financial Officer
Alvin Martin, Ph.D.

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Robin Federman

Director of Internships and Placement
Rabbi Faith Tessler

Director of Information Research and Accreditation Liaison Officer
Cantor Jonathan Friedmann

Director of Administration & Financial Aid Officer
Lauren Shandling Goldner

Coordinator of Registration & Operations
Elea Friedman