AJR Classes to resume on Monday, 11/5

November 1, 2012 | Filed in: News

As of today, Thursday, November 1st, we are very happy to be back in our building, with working telephones, computers, internet and email. We are quite relieved to find that our school did not suffer any damage. We are planning … Continue reading »


Classes cancelled Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 28, 2012 | Filed in: News

AJR classes are cancelled tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31.


On the Fast Track-tate

October 17, 2012 | Filed in: News

The 5773 AJR Retreat begins Sunday, November 11, 2012 and runs through Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. Gesher students and alumni are warmly invited to attend. Again this year, AJR will … Continue reading »


Fall semester begins.

August 31, 2012 | Filed in: News

AJR students and faculty are excited to officially begin the academic year in AJR’s new home in Yonkers. On Tuesday, September 4th, the community will join together and inaugurate the new facility with song, learning, and an official hanging of … Continue reading »


AJR Moves to Yonkers

June 21, 2012 | Filed in: News

We are happy to say that we have moved into our new space in Yonkers, New York. Our new phone number is 914-709-0900. Our new address is 28 Wells Avenue, just two blocks from the Yonkers train station at 5 Buena Vista Ave. Continue reading »


AJR Holds Ordination on May 17, 2012

June 4, 2012 | Filed in: News

On May 17th AJR held its ordination ceremonies ordaining three new rabbis to serve Klal Yisrael. Continue reading »


Don’t miss the press coverage of AJR’s conference on Patrilineal Descent

April 14, 2012 | Filed in: News

Patrilineal Descent is an issue that raises strong emotions in many Jewish circles. Dr. Ora Horn Prouser, AJR Executive Vice President and Academic Dean, wrote an opinion piece on the topic that was published Continue reading »


Recent books by AJR faculty

April 12, 2012 | Filed in: News

Consider Esau as a misunderstood kid with ADHD, instead of Jacob’s less-worthy twin. Review Samson’s behavior through the lens of a conduct disorder. Think about Jonah as an icon of depression. Continue reading »


Parashat Vayikra

March 22, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

by Rabbi Sanford Olshansky Many American Jews say they don’t like ritual. Nevertheless, most of us are creatures of ritual, although we may call it habit.We have rituals for how we begin our day and prepare for work, whether or … Continue reading »


Parashat Ki Tissa

March 5, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Shmot

By Rabbi Marc Rudolph And oftentimes excusing of a fault Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. ~William Shakespeare In this week’s parashah, Ki Tissa, the Israelites, under the guidance of Aaron, build a golden calf. When confronted … Continue reading »