Open House for Prospective Graduate and Religious-Leadership Students

JTS Spring Open House for Prospective Graduate and Religious-Leadership students Sunday and Monday, March 8-9, 2015. 

Find out about graduate-level study at JTS, and experience the academic opportunities, religious training, and learning community. We look forward to welcoming you to the JTS campus. For additional information, contact or (212) 280-6060. 

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4:15 p.m.

Highlights Tour at
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue (at 92nd Street)

Meet us at The Jewish Museum. Enjoy a kosher restaurant dinner at approximately 6:00 pm (on us!). Details to follow.

7:30 a.m.

Shaharit Service

7:30 a.m.

Optional  Shaharit  Service

8:20 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome

8:55 a.m.

The Rabbinical School Program
Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Dean

8:55 a.m.

H. L. Miller Cantorial School Program
Cantor Nancy Abramson, Director

9:00 a.m.

Campus and Neighborhood Tour

9:50 a.m.

Mini-Seder (Class Preparation) for Talmud Class

9:45 a.m.

Nusah for the High Holidays
Cantor Jack Mendelson

10:10–11:25 a.m.

Talmud Class
Dr. Marjorie Lehman OR Rabbi Eliezer Diamond

10:45–11:25 a.m.

Pedagogic Skills Dr. Meredith Katz

10:10–11:25 a.m.

Moses Traditions Dr. Stephen Garfinkel
Modern Jewish Studies TBD
Poetry of Bialik
Dr. Alan Mintz (in Hebrew)

10:10 a.m.–11:25 a.m.

Pedagogic Skills
Dr. Meredith Katz

11:30–12:20 p.m.

Campus and Neighborhood Tour

11:30–12:15 p.m.

Meet the Deans The Graduate School
• Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Dean • Dr. Shira Kohn, Associate Dean

10:10 a.m.–11:25 a.m.

Meet the Deans The Davidson School
• Dr. Bill Robinson, Dean • Dr. Ofra Backenroth, Associate Dean

12:30–1:00 p.m.

פקוח וטפוח
Mentoring and Religious Formation

12:30–1:00 p.m.

חזנים היום
A Report from the Field

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

The JTS Vision Provost Alan Cooper

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Lunch with Current Students, Faculty

1:40 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Prophecy in Ancient Israel Dr. Benjamin Sommer (Optional)

2:15 p.m.–2:35 p.m.


2:15 p.m.–2:35 p.m.

Optional MinhahService

2:40 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Dessert Reception with Faculty

3:20 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Student Services Fair
(Financial Aid, Residence Life, Health Insurance, Student Leadership)

4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Rare Book Room Presentation
Dr. David Kraemer

4:45 p.m.–5:10 p.m.

Break / Q & A:
CPE, Field Work, Life and Resources in NewYork City, Shuls, etc.

4:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m.


4:45 p.m.–5:10 p.m.

The JTS Vision
Dr. Alan Cooper

5:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Conversation and Wrap Up Current Students and Jody Gansel, Director of Admissions for The Graduate School and The Davidson School

5:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m.

Interested guests may wish to attend evening classes on Monday from 5:35 to 8:15 p.m.
• Food Ethics with Dr. David Kraemer; • Modern Jewish History with Dr. Jack Wertheimer • The Writing of Empire: Jews and Other Colonials with Dr. Hlilel Gruenberg