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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…

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…

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 

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…

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),…

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…