120th Commencement at The Jewish Theological Seminary

Thursday, May 22, 2014
22 Iyyar 5774

Commencement Exercises
Tekes Hasmakhah, Ceremony of Rabbinical Ordination and Cantorial Investiture 


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Program Highlights:

• Commencement Address by MK Dr. Ruth Calderon, member and deputy speaker of the Knesset

• Presentation of honorary degrees to four distinguished guests in recognition of their service and achievements:

MK Dr. Ruth Calderon

Rabbi David Ellenson
Chancellor, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

Dr. Stanley Fischer
Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Mr. Philip Roth
Renowned Author  

• The induction into the JTS Society of Fellows of leaders who have demonstrated devotion to the highest ideals of Judaism and community involvement:

Mr. Allan and Mrs. Muriel Greenblatt

• Awarding of diplomas to JTS graduates, and bestowing of tallitot at the ordination and investiture ceremony to those entering the rabbinate and cantorate 

• Charge to the Graduates by Professor Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor, JTS   

• Performances by the H. L. Miller Cantorial School Chorus and graduates   

For more information, call (212) 280-6048 or email commencement@jtsa.edu.