2013 Commencement and Tekes Hasmakhah, Ceremony of Rabbinical Ordination and Cantorial Investiture


Program Highlights  

  • Commencement Address by US Congressman John R. Lewis, leader in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Presentation of honorary degrees to five distinguished guests in recognition of their service and achievements
  • The induction of two leaders who have demonstrated devotion to the highest ideals of Judaism and community involvement into the JTS Society of Fellows
  • Awarding of diplomas to JTS graduates, and bestowing of tallitot at the ordination and investiture ceremonies to those entering the rabbinate and cantorate
  • Performances by the H. L. Miller Cantorial School Chorus and graduates