Project Description

Since 2007, Arnold Eisen has served as the Chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), where he has placed significant emphasis on strengthening Jewish learning in communities, creating programs that extend the reach of JTS’s scholarship and resources beyond the campus to Jewish learners around the world. Eisen’s initiatives at JTS also include programs to strengthen early childhood, experiential, adult, and Israel education; the interfaith Center for Pastoral Education; and the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue. Before coming to JTS, Eisen served on the faculties of Stanford, Tel Aviv, and Columbia universities. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Oxford University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Eisen is also an award-winning writer and advocate for the Jewish community, and he contributes regularly to print and online media.