The Jewish Theological Seminary, the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, is the foremost institution for the academic study of Judaism in North America. Its more than 600 students study and train for careers as rabbis, cantors, teachers, scholars, and communal workers.
Through daily exposure to the distinctive personalities of an exceptional faculty, students at JTS are nurtured in a traditional Jewish environment. In the spirit of free inquiry, they gain a genuine understanding and respect for Judaism and learn to apply traditional values to contemporary life.
Cantorial Student Rebecca Pohl on the JTS Community:
To be eligible for JTS housing, H.L. Miller students must be registered as full-time students and carry a minimum of twelve credits per semester.
Or, students must be in the process of preparing for comprehensive exams, or completing thesis or dissertation work (may require supporting documentation).
Our office of Residence Life is here to help.
JTS is located on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side, adjacent to Columbia University and across the street from the Manhattan School of Music.
Opportunities to hear the most prominent religious and secular musical talent abound. Programs at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and synagogues that sponsor concerts of cantorial and Jewish folk music complement the formal musical training.