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The Rabbinical School Student Organization exists to foster community, learning, celebration, and spiritual and professional development for rabbinical students at The Jewish Theological Seminary. We actively support student initiatives to organize events and projects which further these goals. We seek to be a resource and to advocate for individual students as well as the student body in all areas of seminary life, and to represent them through direct dialogue and open meetings. We work to encourage discussion, understanding, and cooperation between the students of The Rabbinical School and the administration, faculty, and other student bodies of JTS, and to increase student involvement in deliberations and decisions which affect our lives.
The president of the RSSO sits on The Rabbinical School's Board of Overseers. RSSO members serve on The Rabbinical School’s Student Curriculum Committee, which meets several times during the year to discuss issues and policies affecting the Rabbinical School curriculum. The vice president of the RSSO is a student liaison to the Faculty Curriculum Committee for The Rabbinical School. The RSSO also works closely with the Office of Student Life to sponsor and cosponsor numerous programs and events during the school year.
Finally, the RSSO has its own placement service (RSPS) for students interested in High Holy Day pulpits, student pulpits during the year, teaching positions, tutoring jobs, and other types of employment.