Campus Life

Students at JTS join a welcoming, diverse community of scholars and leaders who are passionate about Jewish learning and Jewish living. Your education here is about more than what you study in the classroom: it’s about what you learn on campus and throughout New York City—from residence life to Israel programming to community service.

Get Involved

Our Office of Student Life provides opportunities and programs for students at all levels to come together to observe and celebrate Jewish living, to enrich the experience we share as a spiritual and academic community, and to contribute to the vibrant, creative atmosphere at JTS.   

Participate in community service: The Va’ad Gemilut Hasadim: Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach coordinates a variety of ways for you help others, at home and around the world.

Attend religious programming: Jewish life at JTS is vibrant and engaging. You are welcome to participate in daily services as well as Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, and more.  

Become a student leader: Each of our five schools has an active student organization—run by student leaders—to plan activities, represent interests of students, and build community within each school and throughout JTS.

Your Home on Campus 

We want the JTS campus to feel like home.

Live at JTS: When you live at JTS, you live alongside students who bring with them a range of experiences and backgrounds, interests and cultures. Our residence life staff provides programs, outreach, and more to make sure students get the most out of living at JTS and exploring the exciting Morningside Heights neighborhood. 

Student Services

We provide support to help make your experience at JTS as comfortable, healthy, and productive as possible.

Health Services: Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the Columbia Health Program, giving you full access to their excellent care and resources.

Counseling Center: The Counseling Center provides short-term psychotherapy, referrals to longer-term therapists off campus, educational workshops, and more to support your emotional well-being. 

Registrar: Our Registrar’s Office is available to help with issues and questions related to courses, registration, grades, and transcripts.

Find out more about JTS student services