Information for Parents

List College students are dedicated, passionate, intellectually curious, and determined. By immersing themselves in Jewish and secular studies, they gain deep and expansive perspectives on the past, present, and future.

Pursuing additional experiences outside of the classroom, they take on internships, jobs, and extracurricular activities that further enrich their learning. When they graduate, they utilize all that they have gained to fashion their identities as American Jews.

Your Child's Safety

The Jewish Theological Seminary is committed to the safety and well-being of our students.

Our internal security team is in constant contact with the New York Police Department and screens all individuals entering the building.

We also work with Columbia University's Department of Public Safety to ensure a safe zone for our students within the Morningside Heights community.

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Mathilde Schechter Residence Hall (MSRH)

MSRH, an undergraduate-only dorm, is located three blocks from the main campus, close to Columbia University and Barnard College, providing a social and communal place to live, work, and spend time with new friends.

With forty-eight double/triples and twenty-nine single units housing three to six students each, this spacious and modern building features fully furnished bedrooms, common bathrooms, full-size eat-in kitchens, and study rooms, including a reference library of several thousand volumes.

Horace W. Goldsmith Residence Hall

Goldsmith Hall is a renovated building located one block from JTS at the corner of Broadway and 121st Street. Goldsmith consists of forty apartments that house undergraduate and graduate-level students who share three-, four-, or five-bedroom apartments.

Completely furnished, with full kitchens and baths and common areas, Goldsmith offers spacious, well-maintained apartments for chic city living.

Parent Testimonials

"List College offers our daughter an environment she could not get anywhere else: a vibrant exchange of Jewish thought past, present, and future; a rigorous liberal arts education from one of the best universities in the country; and a group of classmates who share her love of Shabbat and the holidays.

At JTS, the center of Jewish thought for the Conservative Movement, List College students find themselves having lunch or sharing Sukkot meals with their professors. These interactions—this type of exchange—cannot be measured. Their learning goes beyond the classroom and the theory. We are thrilled with this wonderful environment for our daughter."

—Suzette and Michael Fisher, parents of Jessica Fisher (JTS/Columbia '10)

"When our son enrolled at Columbia University / List College in 2005, he became part of a wonderful academic environment, a warm spiritual home, and a caring family. He has flourished in so many ways, and we have List College to thank for his phenomenal growth."
—Bruce and Laurie Henkin, parents of Jonathan Henkin (JTS/Columbia '10)

"A rigorous academic program. A dynamic Jewish community. All of the advantages of New York City. As JTS alumni, we could not be prouder or more thrilled that both of our daughters have chosen the List College experience.

One of the things that we love the most about List is that the students are not only challenged to excel scholastically, but also to "give back" to the community. List College is giving our daughters the tools not merely to "find themselves," but rather to define their places in their communities, to be giving individuals who are a proud part of the whole."

—Nancy and Jim Rosen, parents of Ariella Rosen (JTS/Columbia '08) and Adina Rosen (JTS/Barnard '11)

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