JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen to Speak at Dix Hills Jewish Center

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), will talk about "Why Judaism Matters" at Dix Hills Jewish Center in Dix Hills, New York, on Tuesday, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. The chancellor will offer his personal perspective about the Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project, addressing the questions raised by the report and the challenges facing the Jewish community.

This extraordinary event is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Call Ed Ward at (631) 499-6644 or email execdir@dhjc.org to reserve a seat. Dix Hills Jewish Center is located at 555 Vanderbilt Parkway in Dix Hills, New York.

Arnold M. Eisen, one of the world's foremost authorities on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of JTS. Since his appointment in 2007, Chancellor Eisen has transformed the education of religious, pedagogical, professional, and lay leaders for Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center of North American Jewry, and enhanced JTS's reputation and global reach. He has expanded the digitization and online accessibility of historic and contemporary JTS and JTS Library resources, and launched www.learn.jtsa.edu and many additional JTS websites. The chancellor has established popular JTS social media sites as a means of extending the conversation that is Judaism among the generations, and discusses Jewish education, philosophy, and values on his blog, On My Mind: Arnie Eisen. His initiatives include dual-track degrees for rabbis and cantors; programs in early childhood, experiential, adult, and Israel education; an ambitious Arts Initiative; increased interdisciplinary teaching; the fully accredited and interreligious Center for Pastoral Education; the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue; and the Mitzvah Initiative.