List College Partners With Muhlenberg College

Students from the Pennsylvania Institution Will Spend a Semester at JTS

Press Contact: Eve Glasberg
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February 7, 2011, New York, NY

The Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have entered into an agreement that will provide semester-long study opportunities for Muhlenberg students at JTS in New York.

The attractions for visiting undergraduates at List College are myriad. Muhlenberg students will join a small community within a large city by becoming part of the rich fabric of campus life at JTS. They will interact with students from all five of JTS’s schools in classes, in the residence halls, in the cafeteria, and through cocurricular activities. Muhlenberg students will be able to choose from an array of Jewish Studies classes taught by some of the world’s leading faculty. What’s more, they can reap all the benefits of a dynamic urban setting by exploring New York City—visiting museums and art galleries, attending theater and concerts, sampling exotic international cuisine, taking in a basketball or baseball game, or going on a walking tour in one of the city’s many diverse neighborhoods.

“I’m so pleased that we will have the opportunity to welcome Muhlenberg students to JTS each spring for a semester of intensive Jewish Studies,” says Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, the Irving Lehrman Research Associate Professor of American Jewish History and Walter and Sarah Schlesinger Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at JTS. “The terrific students attracted to Muhlenberg’s fine liberal arts institution and excellent Jewish Studies program will find multiple avenues for enrichment through their experiences with JTS faculty and students in the classroom, our residence hall, and our community. And we at JTS will benefit immeasurably from their presence.”

“This new opportunity for our students to spend a semester at JTS will expose them to a wide range of world-class Jewish Studies course offerings,” says Dr. Hartley Lachter, director of Muhlenberg’s Jewish Studies program. “The chance to spend a semester in New York in dialogue with preeminent scholars and engaged students in the field will certainly enhance their four year experience. I think it will prove to be an important component of our Jewish Studies program as we move into the future.”

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