Innovative Spirit

Idea-driven and action-oriented

JTS is a powerhouse of firsts in the Jewish world. Our students, faculty, and alumni have helped create new community organizations and spiritual practices.

Some of these innovations have become an integral part of the Jewish cultural landscape. JTS inspires a way of thinking that our graduates put into action, becoming a creative force for positive change.

Our alumni hold leadership roles at more than 600 congregations and schools, 100 Jewish organizations worldwide, 150 major universities, and 35 JCCs, federations, and summer camps. They founded Avodah, Mechon Hadar, Ikar, Encounter, and other organizations.

JTS students are the Jewish leaders of tomorrow. They are devoted to advancing Jewish life and serving the world as community builders and active citizens.

JTS Innovations

Here’s a sampling of new ideas and programs launched by JTS and its alumni:

  • The Jewish Museum
  • Schechter Institute
  • American Jewish University
  • Camp Ramah
  • Camp Zeke
  • Eden Village Camp
  • Mechon Hadar
  • IKAR
  • Matan
  • Avodah
  • Seven Wells
  • Hidden Sparks
  • GreenFaith
  • And more