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  • More on the Jim Joseph grant to HUC, JTS and YU

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewish educators. The Jim Joseph Foundation announced Monday that it was giving a combined $33 million to the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute… More ▸

  • 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 ▸