JTS Changemakers: What’s Next for Jewish Life?

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With JTS alumni Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Rabbi Mitch Malkus, and Rabbi Julie Roth. Moderator: Rabbi Danny Nevins. Thursday, April 15 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET A year of pandemic has upended almost every aspect of Jewish life. But it has also opened our eyes to new ways of learning, praying, gathering, and celebrating. JTS's Rabbi Danny Nevins will ask four JTS […]

Cantors, Controversy, & Compassion: Searching for God in Musical Complexity

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PART OF MUSICAL JOURNEYS WITH THE LIBRARY OF JTS An online discussion with Cantor Matthew Austerklein Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET This series is co-sponsored by The JTS Library and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. What are the spiritual possibilities of […]

Nonhuman Others: The Jerusalem Talmud on Animal Ethics

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NONHUMAN OTHERS: THE JERUSALEM TALMUD ON ANIMAL ETHICS WITH DR. ALEXANDER WEISBERG Part of our series "The 'Other' in Jewish Text and Tradition" April 19, 2021, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET This session […]

Between the Lines: Dangerous Religious Ideas

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DANGEROUS RELIGIOUS IDEAS: THE DEEP ROOTS OF SELF-CRITICAL FAITH IN JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM An online discussion with Rabbi Dr. Rachel S. Mikva Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. […]

New Perspectives on Abortion and the Jewish Community

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AN ONLINE MINI-COURSE WITH DR. MICHAL RAUCHER  Wednesdays April 7, 14, 21 at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET This course has been generously underwritten by the Asbell Family in memory of Edward Lieber (z”l), father of Professor Andrea Lieber. Many discussions of abortion and Judaism, from the Torah and Talmud through to contemporary rabbinic positions, focus on if and when abortion […]

Zionist Thought: Classical Theories and Current Dilemmas

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The classical theories of Zionism and the responses to them, in all their political, religious, and cultural varieties, continue to play out in the State of Israel today. As Israel reckons with the outcome of its most recent elections, Professor Arnold M. Eisen will consider what has changed since the days of Herzl and Ahad Ha'am and what has not.    With Dr. Arnold M. Eisen, Professor of Jewish […]

Make it Count

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SEFIRAT HA’OMER DAY OF LEARNING AND GIVING We're giving you outstanding Jewish learning all day long. And we hope you'll give to JTS to support our mission: creating the best Jewish leaders for the […]

The Jewish Music of Leonard Bernstein

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PART OF MUSICAL JOURNEYS WITH THE LIBRARY OF JTS An online discussion with Hazzan David F. Tilman Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET This series is co-sponsored by The JTS Library and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Join Hazzan David F. Tilman to […]

Like It—Or Not? The Existential Tension of Similarity and Difference

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Foundational Jewish texts point to a series of irresolvable dilemmas or polarities at the heart of the human condition, among them the way in which each of us is both like, and unlike, all others. How does this fundamental tension manifest in our personal relationships, our collective challenges, and our religious expressions, and what wisdom does our tradition offer […]

Commencement Exercises

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ONLINE: 127TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES AND TEKES HASMAKHAH Thursday, April 29, 2021, noon-1:30 p.m. ET Join us online for our 127th Commencement Exercises. WATCH HERE The commencement address will be given […]

“It is the music that makes us the Abayudaya:” The Cantors Assembly in Uganda

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PART OF MUSICAL JOURNEYS WITH THE LIBRARY OF JTS An online discussion with Dr. Amanda Ruppenthal Stein and Hazzan Jeremy Stein  Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET This series is co-sponsored by The JTS Library and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. In winter 2019, […]

Seventh Annual JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values

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EVENING OF LEARNING: RACIAL JUSTICE AND JEWISH VALUES Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 6:30-9:00 p.m. ET, Via Zoom REGISTER Last summer’s widespread demonstrations responding to police violence against people of color reminded us that there is much work to be done in our country toward creating a just society. Join JTS scholars to explore how Jewish […]