Having just earned his master’s degree in Interdepartmental Studies from The Graduate School, Sam’s hunger for Judaic knowledge has only increased.
Following what he describes as a fantastic two years of study at JTS, he is planning to attend the University of Chicago to pursue a doctorate in the History of Judaism. He’s especially interested in the German-Jewish philosophers of the twentieth century, as well as comparative exegesis. ”At The Graduate School I had wonderful grounding in Judaic studies with inspiring professors and an exceptionally curious and supportive student body.”
Sam is looking forward to heading to the Midwest, having spent most of his time on the East Coast. He grew up in New York City and attended Hunter High School, as well as the Rebecca and Israel Ivry Prozdor High School at JTS. For his undergraduate degree, Sam attended the University of Virginia where he held a double major — Political and Social Thought and Middle-Eastern Studies. So where does he see himself after earning his PhD? Teaching Jewish philosophy. He could wind up back at JTS on the faculty!