The Jewish Theological Seminary has long nourished the religious and intellectual life of North American Jewry via its world-class library, outstanding faculty, and exceptional student body. Along with a wide variety of programs, public events, organizational and community outreach, and innovative resources designed to enhance learning through all available channels, JTS continues to fulfill its goal of providing first-rate, cutting-edge education and research.
Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies (Undergraduate)
List College prepares undergraduate students for responsible Jewish citizenship and leadership. Its dual-degree programs with Columbia University and Barnard College provide a rigorous education in the liberal arts and Jewish studies, and give List College graduates a decided advantage in their graduate school studies and future professions. Through residence hall and cocurricular activities that are informed by the perspectives of Judaism, List College also encourages students to synthesize their learning and living so that they are prepared to lead productive Jewish and secular lives in the larger world.
William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education
Becoming a Jewish educator is a sacred calling. At The Davidson School, the largest pluralistic school of Jewish education in the United States, we seek to enhance that calling through rigorous programs and personal attention to students’ religious and professional growth. Advanced areas of study and graduate degrees are also available to educators in the field.
The Graduate School
The largest graduate-level Jewish Studies school in North America, The Graduate School offers 15 areas of specialization; MA, DHL, and PhD degrees; and nonmatriculating options to those interested in pursuing advanced Jewish Studies.
The Rabbinical School
The Rabbinical School offers an intensive program of study, spiritual and personal growth, and leadership development that leads to rabbinic ordination and a career of service to the Jewish community. Courses at The Rabbinical School are led by a world-class faculty of esteemed scholars.
H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music
JTS’s cantorial schools are devoted to Jewish musical studies. They train select advanced students to become hazzanim (cantors) who offer congregational service or become teachers of Jewish music, choral directors, composers, or research scholars. The H. L. Miller Cantorial School awards the diploma of Hazzan, and the College of Jewish Music awards the master’s degree in Sacred Music.