The journey to joining the AJR community begins with our Dean of Admissions, Cantor Lisa Klinger-Kantor, who serves as guide and mentor for all applicants. Anyone interested in applying should start by speaking with Lisa. Applicants who have spoken with Lisa will be invited to sit in on AJR classes and meet with students, faculty, and staff at an AJR Open House. AJR’s community is unique, warm, and inclusive, and we would love for you to get a taste of what you can experience and achieve with us!
Before You Apply
Those who are considering applying to an ordination program should be seriously and actively involved in both Jewish study and Jewish living. Many already have some leadership experience in the Jewish community. You may have assisted in leading services or have experience teaching in a congregation or havurah. You may have served in a volunteer capacity on a committee or board of a synagogue or some other Jewish organization. You may have studied in a local Jewish adult-learning setting. Our ordination students come from a wide range of backgrounds but all share a passion for Jewish leadership.
Our Master’s Degree program is open to anyone with a prior Bachelor’s Degree seeking to deepen their knowledge of Judaism. The application for the Master’s Program can be found here.