Back to Directory

Academy for Jewish Religion California

1 LMU Drive, Suite 3400

Los Angeles, CA 90045

United States

Telephone: 213-884-4133


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 29, 2018

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2009

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2013

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 39

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. Religious Control

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

Download full report (pdf)

Note: to generate a PDF of the basic accreditation information noted above use your browser's print function.

Accreditation Liaison OfficerJonathan FriedmannProfessor of Jewish Music History & Associate Dean of the Master of Jewish Studies
Board of Directors ChairMarlene CanterChair of the
Chief Academic OfficerRochelle RobbinsVice
Chief Executive OfficerJoshua
Chief Financial OfficerAndrew SchacherChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchJonathan FriedmannProfessor of Jewish Music History & Associate Dean of the Master of Jewish Studies
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
04155500Academy for Jewish Religion CaliforniaLos AngelesMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Jewish Sacred MusicMasters2001On-Site
Jewish Sacred Music: Distance EducationMasters2019Distance Education
Jewish Studies with Specialty in ChaplaincyMasters2004On-Site
Jewish Studies with Specialty in Chaplaincy Distance EducationMasters2019Distance Education
Jewish Studies with Specialty in Community LeadershipMasters2013On-Site
Jewish Studies with Specialty in Community Leadership: Distance EducationMasters2021Distance Education
Rabbinic StudiesMasters2001On-Site
Rabbinic Studies: Distance EducationMasters2018Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Accreditation Visit