Eisen, who has served 12 years, will preside over the opening ceremony of the new campus in the spring — a project that he led.
“Is access to a library comparable to helping out with local services?”
Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz will become the Jewish Theological Seminary’s first female provost on July 1.
The Jewish Theological Seminary affirms that the study of Torah, the sacred wisdom of our people, and the performance of mitzvot, Judaism’s sanctified pattern of religious practice, stand at the very core of Jewish identity. Torah and mitzvot have always been the foundation of the Jewish people’s covenant with God, guiding and sustaining us for three millennia in nearly every corner of the globe. They remain so today. Individuals from other backgrounds are warmly invited to join the covenant through conversion. There is also much that Jews can and must do to signal our respect and welcome for non-Jews in our community, whether or not they choose to become Jewish. What we must not do is to abandon the core beliefs and practices which are the very foundation of Jewish life.
Activists held a protest on Monday outside the Jewish Theological Seminary in Manhattan against the contractor that the rabbinical school hired to manage a massive construction project on campus.
During the turmoil of the election campaign, the death of Jacob Neusner, one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the past century, received relatively little attention.
The 130-year-old Jewish Theological Seminary of America is embarking on a $96 million multi-year modernization that will keep its storied past safe — and carry the spiritual center for Conservative Judaism into the next century.
The Jewish Theological Seminary has become the largest Jewish seminary in America to offer its employees fully paid parental leave.
Alan Levine will take over as chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Levine, a partner in the international firm of Cooley LLP, joined the JTS Board in 1998 and rose to vice chair in 2009.
The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell portions of a prized 1455 Gutenberg Bible at auction in the latest sign that the school is grappling with a long-running financial crisis.