Residency Options

On- and Off-Campus Housing

The residence halls and off-campus apartments of The Jewish Theological Seminary are located in close proximity to JTS's main campus and are accessible from the many institutions and amenities in Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side. Our convenient Manhattan location enables students to take full advantage of the cultural wealth of New York City. Bus and subway connections are within short walking distance of every residence hall and student housing apartment building.

All on-campus rooms are furnished with the following for each resident:

  • bed
  • dresser
  • wardrobe or closet
  • desk
  • chair
  • bookcase
View our Residence Hall photo gallery to see images from each residence hall.

Some rooms have additional amenities to meet special student needs and are made available for those who qualify for special-needs consideration. Common areas in suites and apartments within the residence halls are also equipped with a variety of lounge furniture and kitchen appliances.

Each residence hall features:

  • communal kitchens and studies
  • social lounges
  • laundry room facilities
  • local and long-distance phone service with voice mail
  • cable television
  • high-speed Internet access
  • security guards stationed at the front entrances twenty-four hours a day

Residence-hall common-area kitchens enable residents to prepare their own meals. All kitchens must be kept kosher by the students living in their respective areas. Many students purchase mini-refrigerators and keep all necessary utensils and dishes in their own rooms. Others choose to use the large refrigerators and cabinet spaces in the common-area kitchens.

JTS is unable to provide storage for student belongings over the summer or for students studying abroad during the academic year. The Office of Residence Life can provide information about private storage and moving companies.

Note: Non–residence-hall apartments for graduate-level students are not furnished.

The JTS Dining Hall is located on the first floor of Brush. It is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Thursday.