The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. 萨巴托·莫里斯博士. H. 佩雷拉·门德斯, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. In 1887, JTS held its first class of ten students in the vestry of the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue, New York City’s oldest congregation.

从那时起, JTS has greatly expanded its mission, creating a beautiful campus and evolving into the prestigious center of Jewish learning it is today. A Jewish university with a world-class faculty and a diverse student body, JTS grants under研究生, 研究生, and professional degrees through its five schools and offers enriching programs for the Jewish community in the 美国, 以色列, 在世界各地.

JTS schools and facilities include the Gershon Kekst Graduate 学校; 犹太学校; H. L. Miller Cantorial 学校 and College of Jewish Music; William Davidson Graduate 学校 of Jewish Education; Albert A. 大学列表 of Jewish Studies; the Rebecca and 以色列 Ivry Prozdor High 学校, a model supplementary high school; a summer school; several research institutes; lay leadership and professional institutes; community education programs; student residence halls; and the incomparable collections of JTS’s world-renowned mg电子试玩.

除了, JTS’s affiliation with The Jewish Museum and consortia with prestigious academic neighbors support and enhance the scholarly ambience of its community of learning.

An engine for outreach, JTS is committed to introducing religious alternatives in 以色列 and eastern Europe through its collaboration with the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies; training a new Jewish intelligentsia in 乌克兰 through Project Judaica, its Jewish studies program in Kyiv; and raising a generation of literate and observant Jews in North America through its intensive work with the Ramah camps and Schechter schools. JTS is also committed to providing adults with Jewish knowledge and experience through a panoply of innovative programs, helping to create a responsible and informed Conservative Jewish voice on public issues, from religious pluralism in 以色列 to bioethics.

Our multifaceted community is committed to making Judaism come alive for new generations, to bring the richness and vitality of traditional Jewish values into the 21st century.

Read about the distinguished former chancellors of JTS