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JTS Alumni Top the Jewish Daily Forward's 2014 List of "Most Inspiring Rabbis"


17 JTS Alumni Featured in the Daily Beast's "America's Top 50 Rabbis for 2013":

Rabbi Sharon Brous (RS '01)
Rabbi David Wolpe (RS '87)
Dr. Robert Wexler (RS '77)
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld (RS '97)
Dr. Arthur Green (RS '67)
Rabbi Irwin Kula (SC '78, RS '82)
Rabbi Rolando Matalon (RS '86)
Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky (RS '77, GS '83)
Rabbi Naomi Levy (RS '89)
Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove (RS '99)
Rabbi Shai Held (RS '99, GS '99)
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer (RS '07, GS '06)
Rabbi Ethan Tucker (GS '06)
Rabbi Jill E. Jacobs (RS '03, GS '03)
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff (RS '70)
Rabbi Mychal Springer (RS '92)
Rabbi Menachem Creditor (LC '97, RS '02, DS '02)

10 JTS Alumni Spotlighted Among "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis: 36 Rabbis Shaping 21st-Century Judaism" in the Jewish Daily Forward:

Rabbi Patricia Fenton (RS '00)
Rabbi Sam Fraint (RS '79)
Rabbi Felipe Goodman (RS '96)
Rabbi Mark Greenspan (SC '75, RS '80)
Rabbi Allan Kensky (RS '71, GS '90)
Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz (RS '87)
Rabbi Juan Mejía (RS '09)
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman (RS '80)
Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu (RS '00)
Rabbi Brent Spodek (RS '07, GS '07)

Three JTS Graduates Appear in the Daily Beast's "2013: Rabbis to Watch":

Rabbi Dan Ain (RS '08)
Rabbi Joanna Samuels (RS '02)
Rabbi Brent Spodek (RS '07, GS '07)

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