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The Day After

On My Mind: Arnie Eisen Arnold M. Eisen, one of the world’s foremost experts on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary. I woke…

JTS Professor Edna Nahshon Curates Yiddish Theater Exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition titled New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway in March 2016. It is curated by Dr. Edna Nahshon, professor of Theater and Drama at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew to Address JTS Graduates

May 10, 2016 (New York, NY)—On Tuesday, May 17, United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will deliver the commencement address to The Jewish Theological Seminary’s (JTS) class of 2016. This year, JTS will award honorary degrees to a distinguished…

JTS Alumna and the Israeli Flag

"Affachiner, meanwhile, grew up in New York City, where in 1907 she was the first woman to graduate from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She became principal of a school for Jewish girls in New York, then a director of Jewish charities in Hartford,…