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Support . Strength . Flexibility . Cooperation . Wit . Balance .

Circus performers use these to create awe-inspiring acts .
AJR uses them to create a close community of learners who develop deep bonds of trust and confidence . Through innovations including the Peace Studies program and Torah through Circus Arts , students take chances and learn to fly . Through AJR they become ready to inspire others .

65th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PEERS

alue of AJR is so clear because in our very partisan time , having people come er to be trained as clergy who come from different denominational backgrounds ifferent ideological “ AJR brings perspectives [ students ] together and into learn constellations together is that really I don the ’ t see wave anywhere of the else in the Jewish world . AJR has been and doing also gives that them for a a long place time where .” they can develop both the unique qualities of their relation to chwarz tradition and spiritual leadership and a strong sense of what binds us all together . They are what the Jewish world needs as we go forward in the 21st century .”
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- Joy Ladin , Professor of English at Stern College
“ The value of AJR is so clear because in our very partisan time , having people come together to be trained as clergy who come from different denominational backgrounds and different ideological perspectives and to learn together is really the wave of the future . AJR has been doing that for a long time .” - Sid Schwarz , Rabbi , social entrepreneur , non-profit CEO , author
“ Pioneers in offering pluralistic education and flexible part time options for those called to these roles , AJR has been a shining light as we all strive to train inspired leaders who have the passion , learning and commitment to serve the varied needs of the Jewish community .”
- Shuly Schwartz , Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary
“ The Academy for Jewish Religion plays a critically important role in the American religious landscape because not only do they train leaders for the Jewish community , they train leaders who embody and live up to precisely the kind of pluralism which we need now more than perhaps any time in any of our lives .”
- Brad Hirschfield , President of CLAL
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