JTS Fields Largest Group of Scholars at AJS Conference

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December 18, 2008, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary will field the largest number of scholars of any educational institution at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies being held December 21–23 in Washington DC.

The twenty-seven JTS full- and part-time professors, PhD candidates, and recent doctoral recipients will serve as presenters, responders, and moderators at the conference, the largest US gathering of Jewish scholars dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and improving teaching, research, and related endeavors in Jewish Studies in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.

Participants will include faculty from thirteen departments, including Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, Jewish Thought, Jewish Art and Visual Culture, Jewish Women’s Studies, Liturgy, Modern Jewish Studies, Talmud and Rabbinics, and Midrash and Scriptual Interpretation.

JTS is a premier academic center, granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through its five schools. Academic departments of unparalleled range and depth offer a rich selection of courses taught by experts in their fields. The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary is the Western Hemisphere’s most significant and outstanding repository of texts from the tenth century to the present.