“A Sip of JTS” to Showcase Graduate Study at The Jewish Theological Seminary

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

February 19, 2009, New York, NY

Sip of JTSProspective students are invited to attend "A Sip of JTS: Purim Past and Present," a day showcasing graduate study at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). The program will be held from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at JTS, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), New York City.

JTS's graduate schools include: The Graduate School, H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, The Rabbinical School, and the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to speak with the deans of the graduate programs, participate in a question-and-answer session with alumni, and enjoy a luncheon and tour of JTS. Participants will also be able to learn more about the Jewish Professional Leadership program, The Graduate School's accelerated, dual-degree program with Columbia University, in which students concurrently earn the preeminent master of arts in Jewish Studies from JTS together with a master's degree in either Social Work or Public Administration from Columbia.

Lectures, panel discussions, and breakout sessions on Purim's lessons for today's Jews and Jewish societies will be presented by JTS faculty and graduate students. Scheduled events include "Lessons of Esther for Modern & Postmodern Times" and "Purim, Shoah, Terror: Facing Existential Threats as Individuals, a People, and Members of the Global Community."

Admission is free; reservations are required. For further information, including a complete schedule or to register, go to "A Sip of JTS". Further details are also available by contacting Abby Eisenberg at (212) 678-8022 or or Rabbi Mordecai Schwartz, (212) 678-8817.

Attendees are requested to have photo IDs available and arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the program to allow sufficient time for registration.