JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen to Speak at Westchester Jewish Center

Press Contact: Eve Glasberg
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February 28, 2013, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is pleased to announce that Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of JTS, will discuss Jewish living, Jewish values, and today's Conservative Movement with author and journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley at the Westchester Jewish Center (WJC). The event, presented by the WJC's Adult Education Committee, will take place at WJC on Thursday, March 21, at 8:00 p.m. Ms. Schaefer is a WJC congregant.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear one of the most dynamic and creative leaders of the Jewish community. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Call WJC at (914) 698-2960 or email officemanager@wjcenter.org to reserve a seat. Westchester Jewish Center is located at Rockland and Palmer Avenues in Mamaroneck, 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 notable 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.

Naomi Schaefer Riley is an author and journalist whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy, and culture. Her newest book, Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America, will be published in April 2013 by Oxford University Press. A former Wall Street Journal editor and writer, she appears regularly on Fox News and other venues.

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