Type: Jewish Professional School (i.e. seminary), with programs for clergy (rabbis & cantors), chaplains, community leaders
Schedule: Semester, with a unique 3-day week of full-time intensive work on campus Sunday through Tuesday, designed for people who have work or family responsibilities; and two five-day weeks for intersessions in January and June.
Student population: Jewish! from all the denominations, and beyond.
Size: about 60 regular students
Gender: 40/60 male/female
Ages: 22-65, we’re truly multi-generational
Geography: mostly southern California, but including commuters from West Coast and Southwest, and a growing population for our hybrid/online courses
Faculty: 17 core, 12 adjunct faculty. We are known for great student-faculty relationships. Yes, they are also from the entire Jewish spectrum of affiliation.
Transdenominational / pluralistic
Learning to build genuine community
Interreligious (interfaith) options
Rabbinical or Cantorial Ordination with Master’s degree: 5 years
Chaplaincy, Master’s degree with AJRCA certificate: 3 years
Community Leadership programs: 2 years
Tuition for 2015-16: $24,300 for one year full-time, not including miscellaneous fees & books. We aim to keep our tuition under the median for graduate programs. Federal loans available for qualifying students.
Alumni: 125 alumni, working in a wide variety of synagogues, schools, Jewish agencies, and interfaith positions.