JTS Graduate School Sends Notable Cohort to the Association for Jewish Studies' Annual Conference

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November 23, 2010, New York, NY

The Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has always sent a sizable cohort to the Association for Jewish Studies’ annual conferences. But this year’s group is one of the largest ever. Twenty-seven faculty members and doctoral students will participate in sessions and meetings that will take place in Boston’s Westin Copley Place Hotel from December 19 to 21. In addition, many more JTS graduate students will attend the conference.

Participating faculty members from The Graduate School are:
  • Beth Berkowitz, Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
  • David Fishman, Professor of Jewish History
  • Stephen Garfinkel, Associate Provost and Assistant Professor of Bible
  • Robert Goldenberg, Visiting Professor of Jewish History
  • Judith Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture
  • Reuven Kimelman, Visiting Professor of Liturgy
  • Jenny Labendz, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
  • Anne Lapidus Lerner, Assistant Professor of Jewish Literature
  • Marjorie Lehman, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
  • Barbara Mann, Simon H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature
  • Vivian Mann, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Master’s Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture
  • Jonathan S. Milgram, Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
  • Alan Mintz, Chana Kekst Professor of Hebrew Literature
  • Edna Nashon, Professor of Hebrew Language
  • David Roskies, Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture
  • Jay Rovner, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics
  • Raymond P. Scheindlin, Professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature
  • Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Walter and Sarah Schlesinger Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Irving Lehrman Research Associate Professor of American Jewish History
  • Stefanie Sigmund, Women’s League Chair in Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies

Participating doctoral students from The Graduate School are:

  • Beverly Bailis
  • Joshua Cahan
  • Geoffrey Claussen
  • Eric Miller
  • Michael Pitkowsky
  • Ilana Sasson
  • Rachel Zohn Mincer
  • Itay Zutra

Founded in 1969, the Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching and research in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.

The Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers the most extensive academic program in advanced Judaic Studies in North America, awarding master’s and doctoral degrees in fifteen areas of specialization.


Visit JTS at www.jtsa.edu.

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