Sarit Horwitz (LC '09) was awarded a Wexner Fellowship to pursue rabbinic ordination from The Rabbinical School of JTS beginning fall 2010.
Rachel Lipsky (LC '09) was selected as one of the 2010 Shapiro Family Fellowship award winners.
Justin Rosen (LC '08) was awarded a Wexner Fellowship to pursue a joint MPA and MA in Jewish Studies at NYU beginning fall 2010.
Joshua Schwartz (LC '07) was awarded a Wexner Fellowship to pursue a PhD from NYU's Hebrew and Judaic Studies department. Josh also received NYU's Henry M. Maccracken Fellowship for his studies.
Jordan Rosenblum (LC '01) had his book, Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism, published by Cambridge University Press (May 2010).
Rabbi Mitchel Malkus (RS '99, DS '01), Head of School of Pressman Academy in Los Angeles, was awarded a Milken Family Foundation Outstanding Educator Award.
Yoni Stadlin (DS '08) was named in Jewish Week's June 15, 2010, "36 Under 36: Visionaries for a New Era." Stadlin's camp, Eden Village Camp, was recognized by Natan as a 2010 "Emerging Models of Jewish Connection."
Rabbi Judith Hauptman (SC '67, GS '73, GS '82) founded Ohel Ayalah, which was recognized by Natan as one of the 2010 "Emerging Models of Jewish Connection," and was also included in the Forward 50: America's Influential Women Rabbis.
Dr. Richard Kalmin (GS '78), the Theodore R. Racoosin Chair of Rabbinic Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary, has been awarded a fellowship by the Frankel Institute for Advanced Studies for the winter 2011 semester.
Dr. Eli Lederhendler (SC '74, GS '77, GS '87): Jewish Book Council Finalist for his book, Jewish Immigrants and American Capitalism, 1880-1920: From Caste to Class (Cambridge University Press).
Dr. Jonathan Ray (GS '99, '03) received the John Nichols Brown Prize for his latest book, The Sephardic Frontier: The Reconquista and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia.
Rabbi Ethan Tucker (GS '06) cofounded Mechon Hadar, which was recognized by Natan as one of the 2010 "Emerging Models of Jewish Connection"
Dr. Dvora E. Weisberg (GS '83, '94): Jewish Book Council Finalist for her book entitled, Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism (Brandeis University Press).
Rabbi Sharon Brous (RS '01) founded IKAR, which was recognized by Natan as a 2010 "Core Grantee." Additionally, Rabbi Brous was included in both Newsweek's "50 Influential Rabbis" and the Forward's 50: America's Influential Women Rabbis.
Dr. Daniel Gordis (RS '84): Jewish Book Council Winner for his book entitled, Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End (John Wiley & Sons)
Rabbi Eytan Hammerman (LC '99, RS '10) made a memorable entrance to his new position in Mahopac, NY.
Dr. Menahem Schmelzer (RS '65), the Albert B. And Bernice Cohen Professor Emeritus of Medieval Hebrew Literature and Jewish Bibliography at JTS received the Alexander Scheiber Prize from the Ministry of Culture and Education of Hungary.
Rabbi Sharon Brous (RS '01) was nominated by Jewish Women International (JWI) as one of this year's top ten "Women to Watch."
Fred D. Grossman (RS '05) has been named assistant rabbi at Temple Menorah in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Seth Haaz (GS '06, RS '09) was named rabbi of Congregation Adath Israel in Middletown, Connecticut.
Tom Kagedan (SC '81) announced the birth of his first grandson on August 18, 2009.
Joshua Karlip (GS '99, RS '99) received the Harry Starr Fellowship in Judaica at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University.
Judd Kruger Levingston (GS '02, DS '02, RS '93) published his first book, Sowing the Seeds of Character: The Moral Education of Adolescents in Public and Private Schools with Praeger Publishers.
Kate Palley (RS '09) was named the first director of Jewish life at Susquehanna University.
Alicia Jo Rabins (GS '07) is releasing her new album, Girls In Trouble, on October 27. The album is the culmination of her thesis work while at JTS. Read an album review of Girls In Trouble.
Michal Raucher (LC '05) was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct dissertation research in Israel.
Joshua Schwartz (LC '08) received a Wexner Graduate Fellowship to pursue a PhD in Jewish Studies at New York University in fall 2009, focusing on Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah, Hasidut) and philosophy of religion.
Rachel Saks (DS '09) is a new assistant first-grade Judaics teacher at the Gross Schechter Day School in Cleveland, Ohio.
Meir Sherer (LC '89) was named the first director of congregational learning at Congregation Beth Israel, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Erez Sherman (LC '04, RS '09) was named assistant rabbi at Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills, California.
Meirav Siegel-Richman (LC '09) submitted a photo that was selected for publication in the New York Times' College Photo Essay Contest.
Jeremy Stein (CS '09) is the new hazzan at Congregation Beth Israel in Glendale, Wisconsin.
Rabbi Ruven Barkan (DS '01, RS '01): Jewish Educator of the Year by the Midwest Region of the Jewish Educators Assembly
Three JTS alumni were named in Jewish Week's April 29, 2009,
Seventeen rabbis on the Newsweek 2009 list of "50 Influential Rabbis" are JTS alumni Twenty JTS alumni made it onto the Newsweek list of "25 Most Vibrant Congregations" #6 Rabbi Robert Wexler, RS '77 #7 Rabbi Irwin Kula, LC '78, RS '82 #11 Rabbi David Wolpe, RS '87 #16 Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, RS '86 #19 Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, RS '66 #21 Rabbi Harold Schulweis, RS '50 #24 Rabbi Michael Greenbaum, RS '73 #27 Rabbi Arthur Green, RS '67 #31 Rabbi Sharon Brous, RS '01 #39 Rabbi Naomi Levy, RS '89 #40 Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, RS '88 #41 Rabbi Elliot Dorff, RS '70 #42 Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield, GS '88 #43 Rabbi Hayyim Herring, RS '84 #44 Rabbi Ed Feinstein, RS '79, '81 #46 Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, RS '07, GS '06 #48 Rabbi Jill Jacobs, RS '03, GS '03 Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, GS '06, RS '07 (founder) Rabbi Leonard Gordon, RS '85 Rabbi Morris Allen, RS '84 Rabbi Sharon Brous, RS '01 Rabbi David Wolpe, RS '87 Rabbi Edward Feinstein, RS '81 Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum, RS '04
Rabbi Ethan Tucker, GS '06 (founder)
Kehilat Hadar, New York
Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, RS '86
B'nai Jeshurun, New York
Rabbi Gordon Tucker, RS '75
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman, RS '99
Rabbi Dina Shargel, Ritual Director, GS '05, RS '06
Nancy Parkes, Educational Director, DS '06
Temple Israel, White Plains, New York
Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Beth Jacob Congregation, St. Paul, Minnesota
IKAR, Los Angeles, California
Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei, RS '03
Rabbi Ahud Sela, RS '07
Cantor Arianne Brown, CS '05
Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin, RS '69
Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, RS '50
Rabbi Noah Farkas, RS '08, GS '08
Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California
Darci Lewis, LC '03, DS '04
Kavana Cooperative, Seattle, Washington
Seventeen rabbis on the Newsweek 2009 list of "50 Influential Rabbis" are JTS alumni
Twenty JTS alumni made it onto the Newsweek list of "25 Most Vibrant Congregations"
#6 Rabbi Robert Wexler, RS '77
#7 Rabbi Irwin Kula, LC '78, RS '82
#11 Rabbi David Wolpe, RS '87
#16 Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, RS '86
#19 Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, RS '66
#21 Rabbi Harold Schulweis, RS '50
#24 Rabbi Michael Greenbaum, RS '73
#27 Rabbi Arthur Green, RS '67
#31 Rabbi Sharon Brous, RS '01
#39 Rabbi Naomi Levy, RS '89
#40 Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, RS '88
#41 Rabbi Elliot Dorff, RS '70
#42 Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield, GS '88
#43 Rabbi Hayyim Herring, RS '84
#44 Rabbi Ed Feinstein, RS '79, '81
#46 Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, RS '07, GS '06
#48 Rabbi Jill Jacobs, RS '03, GS '03
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, GS '06, RS '07 (founder)
Rabbi Leonard Gordon, RS '85
Rabbi Morris Allen, RS '84
Rabbi Sharon Brous, RS '01
Rabbi David Wolpe, RS '87
Rabbi Edward Feinstein, RS '81
Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum, RS '04
Dr. David Kraemer (LC '78, GS '84) is interviewed about Jews and food.
"Food for Thought"
Text/Context (A partnership of the Jewish Week and nextbook), April 1, 2009
Rabbi Steven Wernick (RS '96) has been selected to be the next executive vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
"Wernick, New United Synagogue Head: 'Movement At Important Juncture'; Hopes to 'Re-engage Synagogues'"
The Jewish Week, March 11, 2009
Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin (RS '69) has been named to head the board of directors of the Solomon Schechter Day School Association.
"Conservative School Movement Names Board Chief"
JTA, March 11, 2009
Alex Weinberg (LC '97, DS '06) has written Siddur Shalom Remix 2.0, an interactive prayer book for families.
"Alex Weinberg's Amazing Siddur"
Baltimore Jewish Times, February 13, 2009
Rabbi Akiba Lubow (RS '84) has been recognized for his commitment to human rights.
"Rabbi to Receive Recognition for Commitment to Human Rights"
NJ.com, February 3, 2009
Sonia Gordon-Walinksy (LC '04) speaks about her experience as a scribe-in-training.
"The Letter (and Spirit) of the Law"
The Jewish Week, January 7, 2009
Marsha Plafkin Hurwitz (GS '90) is interviewed about her approach to art.
"She Shines Jewish Light Into Darkness: Scholar's Artistic Response Makes Art Into Responsa"
Jewish Review, January 1, 2009