Conservative seminary gets $500,000 gift


The Jewish Theological Seminary received a $500,000 gift from the estate of Tres Levinsohn of New York.


The bequest includes $200,000 for the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts for the Conservative seminary’s library, where Levinsohn’s husband, Ivan, a longtime faculty member, spent significant time in his youth.


It also includes $100,000 to launch the Levinsohn Fund, which will provide stipends for the seminary’s rabbinical students who travel to Israel with their children, and $200,000 for general operations.


Tres Levinsohn, a librarian and JTS alumna, married Ivan, a great-nephew of the 20th-century Talmud scholar Rabbi Louis Ginzberg, in the 1960s.

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