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Welcome Marc Gary

Marc Gary, executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer of The Jewish Theological Seminary, comes to JTS from his most recent post as executive vice president and general counsel of Boston's Fidelity Investments, one of the world's largest providers of financial services. Recognized for innovative and transformational leadership in his role at Fidelity, Mr. Gary was pivotal in company management as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He helped establish company strategy, set business objectives, and oversaw a legal department of more than 220 professionals. He is a former member of the JTS Board of Trustees (2006 to 2012), for which he served as chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force. He firmly believes that JTS is the institution best suited to answer the question: what unique contributions will Judaism make to individual lives and the North American community as a whole in the 21st century? Previously, Mr. Gary rose to the position of executive [...]

Welcome Marc Gary2013-09-19T17:16:43-04:00

JTS to Launch JustCity Leadership Institute, a Two-Week Precollege Program for High School Change Makers

The Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), in collaboration with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Camp Ramah, United Synagogue Youth, and American Jewish Society for Service, will launch its new JustCity Leadership Institute, a transformative, two-week precollege program for rising high school juniors and seniors, in summer 2014. The program will take place from June 29 to July 11, 2014, in New York City at JTS, and is generously sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York. Applications are now being accepted at www.jtsa.edu/justcity ; reduced rates are available for early enrollment. Contact justcity@jtsa.edu or (212) 678-8826 with questions. JustCity Leadership Institute will empower savvy high schoolers with cutting-edge leadership skills, offer dynamic Jewish learning and group service opportunities, and help students develop action plans they can turn into positive change in their hometowns and schools. Participants will learn from experts at the forefront of advancing social justice, and begin building [...]

JTS to Launch JustCity Leadership Institute, a Two-Week Precollege Program for High School Change Makers2013-11-11T05:03:02-04:00

A Lunchtime Discussion with Author Dr. Emily J. Levine: Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:20—1:15 p.m.A Lunchtime Discussion with Author Dr. Emily J. Levine: Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School RSVP 

A Lunchtime Discussion with Author Dr. Emily J. Levine: Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School2014-02-04T17:07:14-04:00

The Presence of Trees: Photographs by Larry Lederman

Each photograph offers a surprisingly intimate visual experience that reflects the artist's awe and affection for his subject. "It was trees," notes Lederman, "that brought me directly to photography."  Moved by thoughts similar to Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's observation that "there are three ways in which we may relate ourselves to the world—we may exploit it, we may enjoy it, we may accept it in awe," Lederman presents photographs of gardens and their trees to JTS as sources of wonder and contemplation for a community traditionally attuned and connected to the land. The February 20 panel discussion, "'The Trees of the Forest Shall Sing'—But What Is Their Song?," whose title refers to 1 Chronicles 16:33, will explore diverse images and meanings of trees through the lenses of three disciplines—landscape architecture, nature photography, and Torah.  RSVP at www.jtsa.edu/trees. For additional information, contact Joan Goodman, director of Lay Leadership at JTS, at jogoodman@jtsa.edu or (212) 678-8861. Find out more about the panel [...]

The Presence of Trees: Photographs by Larry Lederman2014-02-04T17:07:14-04:00

The Annual Pope John Paul II Lecture on Interreligious Understanding The Future of Judaism and Islam on America's Campuses

FEBRUARY 18, 7:30 P.M.The Annual Pope John Paul II Lecture on Interreligious UnderstandingTHE FUTURE OF JUDAISM AND ISLAM ON AMERICA'S CAMPUSES IMAM ABDULLAH ANTEPLI (Duke University), RABBI GAIL SWEDROE (RS '12; University of Florida), and DR. MEHNAZ AFRIDI(Manhattan College) in a lively dialogue. RSVP: www.jtsa.edu/campuses

The Annual Pope John Paul II Lecture on Interreligious Understanding The Future of Judaism and Islam on America's Campuses2014-02-04T17:07:14-04:00

A panel discussion in conjunction with the JTS exhibition The Presence of Trees: Photographs by Larry Lederman

FEBRUARY 20, 6:00 P.M. RECEPTION,7:30 P.M. PANEL DISCUSSION'THE TREES OF THE FOREST SHALL SING'-BUT WHAT IS THEIR SONG?A panel discussion in conjunction with the JTS exhibition The Presence of Trees: Photographs by Larry Lederman, on view now, with LARRY LEDERMAN, RABBI DANIEL NEVINS, and landscape architect DEBORAH NEVINSRSVP: www.jtsa.edu/trees

A panel discussion in conjunction with the JTS exhibition The Presence of Trees: Photographs by Larry Lederman2014-02-04T17:07:14-04:00

“Kol Shalom Offers Day of Learning in Rockville” Highlights JTS Associate Professor Marjorie Lehman

Washington Jewish Week

“Kol Shalom Offers Day of Learning in Rockville” Highlights JTS Associate Professor Marjorie Lehman2016-02-01T10:29:41-04:00

JTS’s Center for Pastoral Education's Chaplain Allison Kestenbaum Discusses Spiritual Care after Traumatic Events

UJA Federation of New York

JTS’s Center for Pastoral Education's Chaplain Allison Kestenbaum Discusses Spiritual Care after Traumatic Events2016-02-01T10:29:41-04:00

"'Conversation of a Century'" Quotes Chancellor Eisen and Recognizes Alumni Rabbis Shai Held and Sharon Brous

Haaretz

"'Conversation of a Century'" Quotes Chancellor Eisen and Recognizes Alumni Rabbis Shai Held and Sharon Brous2016-02-01T10:29:41-04:00
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