Distance Learning

AJR is excited to offer a vigorous Distance Learning Program for our rabbinic students as well as select courses for our cantorial students.  This program provides a unique opportunity for on-site and virtual students to learn together as one community in real time. Utilizing our state-of-the-art Hybrid Classroom, equipped with professional video and sound systems, online students are fully immersed in the on-site classroom experience using the Zoom video conference platform.

Students are permitted to take 25% to 90% of their classes remotely based on the distance they live from campus. Please reference the chart below to see a specific breakdown.

Distance you live from AJR On-Site Off-Site
100 miles or less 75% 25%
100-500 miles 33% 66%
500 miles or more 10% 90%

It may be possible for Cantors-to-Rabbis students to complete their program entirely online depending on the requirements they need to fulfill.

Titles of classes that have been offered as Distance Learning courses include:

  • Life After Death in Jewish Tradition
  • The Bible in the Siddur
  • Judaism and (Non) Violence: Theology and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • The Book of Exodus: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Blessedness

Community Programs

Our Distance Learning Program is not limited only to formal classes. We also live stream our robust lunchtime programs such as meditation, special guest presenters, Jewish learning led by various faculty members, and Student Association Meetings. In addition, we live stream our spirited Mincha service once a week!

Imagine the possibilities with AJR!