What has really struck me in the program is how I can make the work I do meaningful for not only myself as a leader but also for those I work with.
Graduate School of Nonprofit Management
As a teacher, I am always eager to improve and learn more. AJU has given me a place where I can expand my knowledge of teaching in a Jewish environment.
Graduate Center for Jewish Education
The Intro program is a great resource whether you’re looking for knowledge and community or just peer support.
Intro to Judaism
Working on the aquaponics farm is my form of meditation. There is something therapeutic about planting lettuce seeds in rafts on the water while listening to music with friends.
Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
This is an exciting time for the Jewish people and in history. I want to be the kind of leader that will help shape and stabilize, solidify the foundations of our institutions for generations to come.
Graduate School of Nonprofit Management, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
I really wasn't looking for a community, I wanted a school - but I found an incredible community here at AJU.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
Everyone at AJU, whether its faculty or students, everyone is very supportive of each other. This kind of tight-knit community would be challenging to find at a large university.
College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
The courses in the MAEd program were able to engage all of the students even though we come from such different backgrounds and skills sets. The time exploring the text and learning how to raise questions was so captivating.
Graduate Center for Jewish Education
AJU offers a program that stands out from other undergraduate science degrees by providing the knowledge needed to become a better leader in your professional field
College of Arts and Sciences, Biology and Bioethics
Finding a program that worked for me both professionally and personally was important, and AJU offered me the flexibility I needed in a place that felt comfortable and familiar
Graduate Center for Jewish Education
As an interfaith couple, the benefits of this program will help with our goal of raising a Jewish family that includes both of our cultures.
Intro to Judaism
I have greater capacity than I imagined. I've gained confidence and strength, I can dig deeper than I thought I could, I can do more than I thought I could.
Graduate School of Nonprofit Management
Dig into the experience and enjoy the learning, the people and all the riches that LA offers.
Graduate Center for Jewish Education
Kabbalat shabbat is my favorite service. Being able to enjoy it on a mountaintop, in the fresh air, surrounded by beautiful music and passionate dancing made it 100% more meaningful for me.
Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
At Ziegler, I find myself questioning everything. As I delve deeper into text, acquiring better skills and proficiency, I realize how little I know - about my tradition, my practices, and myself. This has been a transformative and challenging experience in the best way - I am learning to clearly define who I am and why I have chosen this path.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
We are just so blown away by the sense of community in the Intro program and are thankful to have this space to be able to come back to whenever we need.
Intro to Judaism
I was about to graduate college and I was looking for something to do over the summer before the start of my fellowship. I liked the idea of BCI because it sounded like a nice balance between Jewish learning, artistic expression, and community building.
Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
AJU is a combination of mentorship that reminds me it’s okay to slow down, and friendship that encourages me to keep up when I can.
College of Arts and Sciences, Media Arts
Don't be afraid to dive into the tough parts, and be confident in relying on your fellow BCIers for emotional, physical, and spiritual support.
Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
Since transferring to AJU, I feel as though the community has afforded me the opportunity to branch out and discover more about myself than I would have been able to at my previous college. At AJU, you really feel like you’re important.
College of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Innovation
The Intro program was exactly what I was looking for- intellectual and spiritual growth. There was so much to learn from connecting with fellow classmates.
Intro to Judaism
What is most important to me is having the liberty to shape my own experience and education. That type of experience and personalization is one of the major factors on why I choose AJU.
College of Arts and Sciences, Media Arts
Every day I am discovering that I am capable of changing the reality around myself.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
I really loved the way in which the AJU Rabbis and teachers were teaching, and the way they welcomed me into their classrooms, offices, and homes.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
I discovered that meditation is very important and helpful to me. I need to stop putting so much pressure on my shoulders and through art, I am able to help my inner child.
Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
The tight-knight community of AJU gave me confidence that allows me to speak up in class and led me to be class President my senior year.
College of Arts and Sciences, Politics and Global Studies
The professors put as much into their students in their academic capacity as they do in a mentoring role; helping students navigate and build more than just their academic self, but a student's whole self.
Graduate School of Nonprofit Management
I chose Ziegler because it is a small and supportive community.
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies