Welcome to the Academy for Jewish Religion!

We offer two basic programs that lead to Ordination—the Rabbinical Program and the Cantorial Program—as well as a Master’s in Jewish Studies. Within this structure, we also offer a Kol-Bo Program, which leads to dual Ordination, as well as a Cantors to Rabbis track, which offers an expedited pathway for already-invested or ordained cantors seeking rabbinic ordination, and a Rabbis to Cantors track, for ordained rabbis seeking to become cantors.

Check out our current course offerings here.

Howard Glantz

“The decision to choose AJR for rabbinical studies is the best one I’ve made, second only to marriage and children.”

– Rabbi Cantor Howard Glantz (’23)

We’ll work with you to decide if AJR is the right fit for you, guiding you through every step of the application process. To begin the conversation, please be in touch with our Dean of Admissions, Cantor Lisa Klinger-Kantor, or fill out the inquiry form below.

Admission Inquiries