"Nowhere else but at JTS can a person study Jewish art within the greater context of Jewish history and culture, taught by the largest faculty of Jewish studies in the country. And at no other school is the world of general art history just a few blocks away. Come and explore the museum world through two internships, and join a wonderful, dedicated group of MA students in Jewish Art and Visual Culture."
Dr. Vivian Mann
Director and MA advisor, Jewish Art and Visual Culture
"One of the greatest privileges in my 40 years at JTS has been to study with my MA and doctoral students. These colleagues bring me new insights and often new information-almost on a daily basis-about the Midrashic texts I teach and study. Their seriousness of scholarship and love of Torah makes JTS a unique place to be. I have learned here what Pirkei Avot teaches: that true wisdom comes from learning with everyone."
"I actually didn't know what I'd write my dissertation on when I began my PhD program in Modern Jewish Literature, but I took a class with Dr. Edna Nahshon, who specializes in theater, and I have developed a passion for theater since then. Professor Nahshon has taken an interest in my work, and I have developed a phenomenal working relationship with her. I would not have been able to speak at conferences and publish an article so early in my academic career without her mentorship. She and other JTS professors are always willing to meet with me, both within and outside my area of specialization. They all want me to succeed. I owe where I am today to the combined efforts of JTS professors."
"We are a small graduate school, which means that as a faculty member, I am able to devote intensive direction to our graduate students. I have worked with brilliant doctoral students who are bright, hard working, and eager to learn. I am delighted to help them jump-start their careers. Our students have published in highly respected academic journals, presented at conferences, and taught and directed undergraduate students. When JTS students graduate, they have a distinguished and well-rounded portfolio so that they rise above the fray and are tremendously valued in the academic marketplace."
Dr. Edna Nahshon
Professor of Hebrew, Jewish theater, and performance