Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, longtime chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, announced his retirement. In a letter to the JTS community and supporters Wednesday, Schorsch said he would step down on June 30, 2006, some 20 years after taking the reins at the Conservative Movement’s flagship institution. “I do so with more than a tinge of sadness, because throughout my tenure, I have found my work deeply fulfilling,” Schorsch wrote. “But I decided long ago to step down while still in top form.” A spokeswoman for the seminary told JTA that a search committee would be formed shortly to find a successor.
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