Research Projects and Publications
Tradition Renewed: A History of The Jewish Theological Seminary, edited by Jack Wertheimer, 1997.
A two-volume, illustrated book of essays by forty scholars from universities throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. The project was funded by the Lilly Endowment and headed by Dr. Jack Wertheimer.
- Julie Miller, "Tradition Renewed: Women at The Jewish Theological Seminary." Women's League Outlook 69 (Winter 1998): 11-15.
- Julie Miller, "By Design." JTS Magazine 6 (Spring 1997): 11-12.
- Jack Wertheimer, Debra Bernhardt and Julie Miller, "Toward the Documentation of Conservative Judaism." American Archivist 57 (Spring 1994): 374-379.
- Julie Miller, "Noble Boys and Homeless Scrolls: A New Resource for Scholars." Jewish Studies Network 5 (Fall 1991): 10-11.
- Julie Miller, "Uncovering Treasures in the Attic." Women's League Outlook 61 (Summer 1991): 18-19, 29.
- Eliott Kahn and Julie Miller, Catalog of the Papers of Solomon Rosowsky (1878-1962). New York: Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1996.
"From the Ratner Center"—an occasional column in Conservative Judaism
- Jack Wertheimer, "Pioneers of the Conservative Rabbinate: Reports From the Field by Graduates of 'Schechter's Seminary.'" vol. 47 (Spring 1995): 53-70.
- Julie Miller, "Planning the Jewish Museum, 1944-1946," vol. 47 (Fall 1994): 60-73.
- Jack Wertheimer, "Kaplan vs. 'The Great Do-Nothings': The Inconclusive Battle Over The New Haggadah." vol. 45 (Summer 1993): 20-37.
The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members
Directed by Dr. Jack Wertheimer and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the study consisted of three commissioned surveys: of congregational practices and programs, of the behavior and beliefs of synagogue members, and of the attitudes and practices of recent bar and bat mitzvah celebrants. All three of these surveys were conducted in 1995–1996. In addition, data collected through the National Jewish Population Survey of 1990 were reanalyzed in order to learn more about the entire population of Jews who identified themselves as Conservative. Finally, two ethnographers each studied two Conservative synagogues to learn more about the cultures of congregations. Several publications (listed below) have been produced based on the results of the study.
- Conservative Synagogues and Their Members: Highlights of the North American Survey of 1995–96, edited by Jack Wertheimer, 1996.
- Jewish Identity and Religious Commitment: The North American Study of Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, 1995–1996, edited by Jack Wertheimer, 1997.
- Conservative Jewry in the United States: A Sociodemographic Profile, by Sidney Goldstein and Alice Goldstein, 1998.
- The Jews in the Center: Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, edited by Jack Wertheimer, 2000.
- "Four Up": The High School Years (2000) and "Eight Up": The College Year (2004), by Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar.