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  • So you’ve decided to become a rabbi…

    March 14, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Dear Friend,

    I understand you’re thinking of becoming a rabbi. Mazel tov!

    Getting into a seminary shouldn’t be too hard. During the decade between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, four consequential new rabbinical schools opened in America: the liberal Orthodox Yeshivat Chovevei...

  • Old Stomping Grounds

    By Jeremy Fine

    March 4, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    Last week I returned to New York to attend a conference for the first time since commencing my pulpit in St. Paul, Minnesota. I had lived in New York for the better part of seven years, mostly while in Rabbinical School. During that time, not only did I make close friends but I...

  • The Holy Job Interview

    By Jeremy Fine

    February 10, 2013 | 8:34 am

    Right around this time last year began the craziest month of my life. The Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative Movement’s international body of rabbis) began interview week at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Interview week consisted of soon-to-be graduates of both the JTS Rabbinical...

  • Orthodox woman to head ‘transdenominational’ rabbinical school

    January 16, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    An Orthodox woman was named the president of a "transdenominational" rabbinical school in Southern California.

    Tamar Frankiel, who holds a doctorate in the history of religions, will helm the Academy for Jewish Religion at Claremont Lincoln University, it was announced this week....

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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...

  • Leading feminist theologian to be ordained … at last

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 9, 2012 | 11:39 am

    In the first few weeks of Rachel Adler’s rabbinic internship at Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), Rabbi Lisa Edwards had a hard time introducing Adler. For decades, Edwards had quoted Adler; she had taken classes with Adler and had been deeply influenced by Adler’s acclaimed works on...

  • 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...
  • The Next Battle

    By Jacob Neusner

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The next chapter in the struggle for normality in Judaism on the part of gay men and lesbians will take place within Conservative Judaism over admission to rabbinical school.



    Conservative Judaism defines the final battlefield for full equality because it forms the vital center of...