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  • Rabbi Jacob Pressman turns 94: A community treasure

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 23, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    For decades now, as Rabbi Jacob (Jack) Pressman celebrated a milestone birthday, there was a gala show and dinner starring Rabbi Jack and his myriad show-biz friends to manifest and celebrate the many talents and achievements of this extraordinary man. Five years ago, Temple Beth...

  • JTS opening interreligious center with $2 million gift

    September 12, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    The Jewish Theological Seminary said it will establish an interreligious center with a $2 million gift from New York philanthropist Howard Milstein.

    The Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue will be funded by the gift from Milstein, the president of New York Private Bank and...

  • It’s hard to find good day school leaders these days

    By Jacob Berkman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A dearth of leadership talent is affecting not only the likes of Yahoo! and Microsoft, it's also wreaking havoc on the Jewish day school system as schools find it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain qualified heads.

    Representatives from 11 Jewish educational organizations...

  • 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...

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  • Choice of Seminary Leader a Bold Move

    By  Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The selection of professor Arnold Eisen as the new chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) represents a bold move of unpredictable consequences for its leadership.

    Eisen is a distinguished scholar of modern Jewish thought and an insightful student of the American Jewish...

  • Q & A With Ismar Schorsch

    By Amy Klein

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Ismar Schorsch, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York, will retire in June. In that role, he has been informally considered the closest thing that the Conservative movement has to a leader. Schorsch, 70, met with The Journal to assess his two decades...

  • Wolpe Leading Pick for Seminary Spot

    By Amy Klein

    November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The Forward newspaper has reported that Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles has emerged as a top candidate to head the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York.

    The Nov. 18 article, "L.A. Rabbi Eyed as Conservative Seminary Head," asserted that "support is mounting for a prominent...

  • Student Rabbis, Cantors Take Next Step

    By Julie G Fax

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    University of Judaism

    It might just be a demographic blip, but it certainly is an interesting one. This year's graduating class of rabbis at the Conservative University of Judaism (UJ) in Los Angeles is made up of four women and two men. And at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS)...

  • The New Face of the UJ

    By Tom Tugend

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting in his sunny Bel Air hilltop office, the president of the University of Judaism (UJ), Dr. Robert Wexler, is in a cheerful mood.

    A high-profile lecture series of top American and Israeli personalities is generating national attention and an unexpected financial bonanza. The...

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