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  • JTS drafts new mission statement

    The Jewish Theological Seminary has developed a new mission, according to a letter sent out to faculty by Arnold Eisen, the chancellor of the seminary of the Conservative movement. The mission, which seems to have attracted some major funding from significant Jewish foundations including The Revson Foundation, Avi Chai, The Jim Joseph Foundation, The Covenant… More ▸

  • Reinstate JTS cantorial dean

    To the Editor: Re: the shameful announcement regarding Dean Henry Rosenblum, JTS always represented to all that worked in the cantorate the middle of the road. Rabonim believed and still believe that they could hold sway on all things concerning the bimah. Chazzonim sometime in the late 1960s began to see their role erode as… More ▸

  • New Jim Joseph grant shows that pluralism pays

    The Jim Joseph Foundation, which is cementing its position as one of the most significant Jewish foundations around, gave out another big grant this week — $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help recruit and train new educators across the denominational spectrum. The grants will be given over a five-year period to the Conservative… More ▸

  • Jim Joseph Foundation gives $12 million to seminaries to improve Jewish education

    The Jim Joseph Foundation will give $12 million to three Jewish seminaries to help train new Jewish educators across the Jewish denominational spectrum, the foundation announced Tuesday. The grants will be given over a five year period to the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, the Reform Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Modern… More ▸

  • Revson foundation gives $500k to JTS for pastoral education center

    The Charles H. Revson Foundation has given the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary a $500,000 grant to start a program to teach rabbis how to help families and individuals dealing with end of life issues. The grant will be used to start the Center for Pastoral Education at JTA, a forum for multifaith collaboration to … More ▸

  • $2 million shortfall at JTS

    Guest post by Editor Man Stewart Ain of the New York Jewish Week reports that the Jewish Theological Seminary is facing a $2 million budget shortfall: Although the seminary hired two new senior faculty members this year — Evyatar Marienberg and Michelle Lynn-Sachs — it was made clear that a hiring freeze is now in… More ▸