Meet The Graduate School Administration

Meet The Graduate School Administration


Shuly Rubin Schwartz
is the Irving Lehrman Research Associate Professor of American Jewish History and dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary.

A third-generation JTS graduate and an alumna of The Graduate School, Dean Schwartz hopes to further strengthen academic Jewish studies at JTS while preparing students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels to take on leadership roles in their careers and volunteer work in both the Jewish and secular realms.



Shira KohnShira Kohn is associate dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at JTS. Dean Kohn received her doctorate from New York University's Joint PhD Program in Hebrew and Judaic Studies / History, and wrote her dissertation on Jewish college sororities and their encounters with postwar political and social movements. She teaches courses in Modern Jewish History, including Gender and Modern Jewish History, Jews and the City, and American Jewish History, and serves as MA advisor to students in the Jewish Studies and Modern Jewish Studies programs.