Welcome to the Academy for Jewish Religion California Alumni website where you can get to know our alumni and make meaningful connections beyond virtual space.  We are so glad you are here.

Our rabbis, cantors, chaplains, and educators are part of a unique transdenomenational community of Jewish spiritual leaders and innovators who are passionate about a living, thriving Judaism of the 21st century.

The diversity of AJRCA alumni is a beautiful reflection of the tapestry of Jewish communities around the world.  We are committed to deep inquiry, wisdom, and the development of inner life.

Torah Sparks

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People

    When Bad Things Happen to Good People

    In the aftermath of devastating tragedies, readers from Brooklyn, as well as from my community in Maryland and in Virginia, have reached out to ask for a discussion of Divine Justice and what to do when bad things happen to good people.