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  • New Conservative seminary leader outlines goals

    By Ben Harris

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Long before he emerged as a leading scholar of American Jewry, and decades before he would be looked to as the potential savior of the Conservative movement, Arnold Eisen was gunning for a journalism internship at the Washington Post.

    As an undergraduate at the University of...

  • View on Eisen From L.A.: Thumbs Up

    By Amy Klein

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Local reaction was positive -- with an element of wait and see -- to the choice of Stanford professor Arnold Eisen as the new, de facto leader of the Conservative moment. Eisen, who isn't a rabbi, will take over this summer as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New...

  • New JTS Head Faces Trouble, Opportunity

    By Joe Eskenazi

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Arnold Eisen doesn't need to be reminded that he's not a rabbi. It's certainly not news to him.

    The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced this month that Eisen, 54, the chair of Stanford University's religious studies program, would become just the second nonrabbi to serve as...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Scholar, Not Rabbi, to Head Conservative Seminary

    With Conservative Judaism at a crossroads, the movement's flagship institution has chosen a scholar of American Jewry to guide it. The new leader of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), announced this week, is Arnold Eisen, a Jewish...

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