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"Nowhere else but at JTS can a person study Jewish art within the greater context of Jewish history and culture, taught by the largest faculty of Jewish studies in the country. And at no other school is the world of general art history just a few blocks away. Come and explore the museum world through two internships, and join a wonderful, dedicated group of MA students in Jewish Art and Visual Culture."
-Dr. Vivian Mann
Director and MA advisor, Jewish Art and Visual Culture
"Thanks to JTS, I have found my true passion and life's path as an artist, and my art has been recognized by the larger Jewish community. Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner encouraged me to be creative my final project for her Reflections of Eve Bible class, and I took that opportunity to create two quilted wall hangings about Creation and Eve in the Garden of Eden. That experience led me to the creation of one quilt after the next, including the creation of another quilt, "Women of Valor," as my master's thesis on the Midrash of Eishet Chayil. With the encouragement of Dr. Lerner, Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, and Dean Shuly Rubin Schwartz, who nominated me for consideration as one of the Jewish Week's 2012 '36 Under 36,' my life has become a rewarding and fulfilling journey."
MA, Jewish Gender and Women’s Studies ’04
"One of the greatest privileges in my 40 years at JTS has been to study with my MA and doctoral students. These colleagues bring me new insights and often new information-almost on a daily basis-about the Midrashic texts I teach and study. Their seriousness of scholarship and love of Torah makes JTS a unique place to be. I have learned here what Pirkei Avot teaches: that true wisdom comes from learning with everyone."
"I actually didn't know what I'd write my dissertation on when I began my PhD program in Modern Jewish Literature, but I took a class with Dr. Edna Nahshon, who specializes in theater, and I have developed a passion for theater since then. Professor Nahshon has taken an interest in my work, and I have developed a phenomenal working relationship with her. I would not have been able to speak at conferences and publish an article so early in my academic career without her mentorship. She and other JTS professors are always willing to meet with me, both within and outside my area of specialization. They all want me to succeed. I owe where I am today to the combined efforts of JTS professors."
PhD, Jewish Literature ’15
"We are a small graduate school, which means that as a faculty member, I am able to devote intensive direction to our graduate students. I have worked with brilliant doctoral students who are bright, hard working, and eager to learn. I am delighted to help them jump-start their careers. Our students have published in highly respected academic journals, presented at conferences, and taught and directed undergraduate students. When JTS students graduate, they have a distinguished and well-rounded portfolio so that they rise above the fray and are tremendously valued in the academic marketplace."
-Dr. Edna Nahshon
Professor of Hebrew, Jewish theater, and performance