Academy for Jewish Religion (California)

Academy for Jewish Religion
Type Seminary
Established 2000 (2000)
Affiliation Jewish (nondenominational)
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
34°04′13″N 118°26′18″W / 34.0702°N 118.4384°W / 34.0702; -118.4384Coordinates: 34°04′13″N 118°26′18″W / 34.0702°N 118.4384°W / 34.0702; -118.4384

The Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR-CA), located in Los Angeles, trains rabbis, cantors and chaplains to serve congregations and organizations of any denomination.[1] In January 2013 Tamar Frankiel became the president of the Academy for Jewish Religion, making her the first Orthodox woman to lead an American rabbinical school.[2][3] The school itself is transdenominational, not Orthodox.[3] Later in 2013, the Academy moved from the Yitzchak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA to a building in Koreatown shared with the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.[4]

AJRCA is the only Jewish graduate institution in the US that prepares people to become board certified chaplains through a Clinical Pastoral Education Program - See more at:


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