Summer Session I (for undergraduates only)
Sunday, May 19–Friday, June 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 28–Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tuesday, July 2–Thursday, August 1, 2013
The Intensive Hebrew Language Session begins Tuesday, May 28, 2013; the length of the course of study will be six or seven weeks, depending on the level.
EXPLORE the riches of the Bible, Talmud, siddur, and Midrash.
DELVE into Jewish Thought, Jewish Education, and Jewish History.
LEARN to apply classic Jewish texts to contemporary issues.
SPEND your summer at the premier school in North America for the academic study of Judaism.
MEET interesting people while deepening your self-knowledge and your Jewish heritage.
BECOME part of a stimulating academic community on New York's Upper West Side, which includes Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, Teachers College, and the Manhattan School of Music.
JOIN the vibrant community at the spiritual center of Conservative Judaism.
MAKE the summer of 2013 one you will always remember.
Student Life–Summer Activities
The Jewish Theological Seminary is a wonderful place during the summer, both inside and outside the classroom. With sunny New York City as your playground, campus life truly shines. The Office of Student Life organizes a variety of student activities, including group trips to baseball games and many free NYC summer hotspots, such as the Monday Night Movie Festival in Bryant Park, New York Philharmonic concerts in Central Park, kayaking on the Hudson, and the Central Park SummerStage.
On our JTS campus and in our residence halls, we keep students active in the community by providing Shabbat dinners and picnic lunches, movie nights, ice cream socials, educational programs, and our weekly Shabbat softball game. The Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim: Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach provides students with rewarding volunteer opportunities in the local community.
Light in the dead of winter, victory when it had seemed improbable, more than enough when there had been far too little, few against many, the freedom to be . . .
—Arnold Eisen, in a derash on Hanukkah, in The Jewish Holidays by Michael Strassfeld, p. 166