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  • Orthodox woman, a first

    January 16, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    In a groundbreaking appointment, the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR,CA), has selected Tamar Frankiel as its new president, making her the first Orthodox woman to lead an American rabbinical school.

    Frankiel, 66, is a professor of comparative religion and an expert...

  • AJR’s Rabbi Gottlieb leaving academic posts, will shift focus to writing

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    AJR’s Rabbi Gottlieb Leaving Academic Posts, Will Shift Focus to Writing

    Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, president of the Academy of Jewish Religion, California, who last year co-founded a Jewish-Christian-Muslim graduate school, is leaving his academic posts to devote himself to writing full...

  • Academy of Jewish Religion offers alternate path to rabbinate for 16 new grads

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This year in Los Angeles, the Reform Movement's Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Region ordained 16 new rabbis. The Conservative Movement's Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies ordained 10. And the Academy for Jewish Religion, California (AJR, CA) ordained 11.

    Never heard of...
  • Letters to the Editor

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Festivals of Yore

    Rob Eshman does not have to apologize for sounding like a cranky old-timer in his lament about the Jewish festivals of yore ("A Bigger Sunday," May 27). Much has changed since I participated in the Rancho Park festivities with my children. If attendance at...

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  • Midlife Calling

    By Julie G Fax

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    For years, Min Kantrowitz resisted the pull. Sure, the books on her nightstand were more likely to be a reference guide to the Talmud rather than the latest best-seller. But a rabbi?

    When the Academy for Jewish Religion (AJR) opened in Los Angeles in 2000, Kantrowitz resisted no...

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