Founded in 2000, AJRCA is a pluralistic institution dedicated to the training of rabbis, cantors and Jewish chaplains. We have enjoyed tremendous success based in part on our renowned faculty as well as our unique, trans denominational approach to training Jewish spiritual leaders. We welcome interested students all year long and would encourage a visit to AJRCA!
Our Chaplaincy School provides a dynamic and supportive learning community in which students can deepen their Judaic knowledge and chaplaincy skills in order to be able to work in multi-dimensional chaplaincy settings. There is a real and growing need for Jewish chaplains and AJRCA takes tremendous pride in being the only Jewish graduate institution in the US that prepares people to become board certified chaplains through our Clinical Pastoral Education Program, a fully accredited ACPE (Association of Clinical Pastoral Education) satellite of Methodist Hospital of Southern California. The program is two academic years plus one summer, with a year’s Practicum/Fieldwork and a Master’s thesis among the requirements for certification. A Master’s Degree in Jewish Studies as well as a certificate in Jewish Chaplaincy will be awarded upon completion of the program.