Jewish Theological Seminary of America
| Jewish Theological Seminary of America |
|Motto||וְהַסְּנֶה אֵינֶנּוּ אֻכָּל|
(And the bush was not consumed – Exodus 3:2)
|Headquarters||New York City, USA|
|The academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism in the United States|
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) is a rabbinical institute founded in New York City in 1886 by Alexander Kohut and Sabato Morais in the tradition of Conservative Judaism and as such the first of its kind in the USA.
Today it is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism in the United States and, by its own claim, the world over. The model was the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau, the first academic training center for rabbis in Germany.
With the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, it is thus one of Conservative Judaism's main rabbinical seminars.
The Jewish Theological Seminary has five training centers, one of the largest libraries in the world in the field of Jewish studies and a Jewish museum. In 2008 about 3,000 students studied there.
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Bella Abzug||24 July 1920||31 March 1998||Campaigned to expose the US deep state|
|Abraham Foxman||1 May 1940||US||Lawyer|
|Gertrude Himmelfarb||8 August 1922||30 December 2019||US||Historian|
|Norman Podhoretz||16 January 1930||US||Author|
|One of the founding fathers of the neoconservative movement|