Daniel Nevins, Chair
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Paula Mack Drill
Barry Dov Katz
Mychal B. Springer
Simkha Y. Weintraub
Coordinator of Field Education
The Pastoral Care and Counseling program prepares students to meet their future rabbinic and cantorial responsibilities. Through courses, seminars, internships, rotations, and workshops, students acquire skills in leadership, pastoral counseling, communication, and administration.
Courses are designed to provide the skills and confidence students need to meet the challenges of the contemporary Jewish community. Each student is guided in the deepening of personal religious commitment, and is trained to articulate a vision of Jewish life that will inspire the next generation of Conservative Jews to embrace the traditional values and practices that give definition to the Jewish experience.
Classes not specifically designed for cantorial and rabbinical candidates are open to all JTS students.
The Beit Midrash program is supported by an endowment of the Leffel Family Foundation. Two instructors are designated the Rabbi Bernard Leffel Scholars. A third instructor is designated the Steven Glantz Scholar.