Our Alumni

Alumni of the Gershon Kekst Graduate School serve as leaders in a variety of fields, within the Jewish community and beyond. Their sophisticated understanding of the Jewish experience, developed through engagement with texts in a dynamic Jewish community, provides them with the knowledge and confidence to succeed as professionals in careers such as academia, law, communal service, and museum education, among many others. 

  • Hear from Adam
    Adam Gaynor, partner, Plan A Advisors
    The Graduate School’s program in Jewish Professional Leadership inspired and empowered me to employ Jewish wisdom, history, and culture as a lens through which to wrestle with the management challenges I encounter every day. The program also introduced me to a host of other professionals whose mentoring and friendships I truly value.

    Adam Gaynor, partner, Plan A Advisors

Where You’ll Find Graduate School Alumni 

Alumni of the Gershon Kekst Graduate School have gone on to hold faculty positions at renowned universities throughout the world, including:

  • American University
  • Bar-Ilan University
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cambridge University
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Columbia University
  • Freie Universität, Berlin
  • Georgetown University
  • Hebrew Union College
  • Hebrew University
  • Indiana University
  • Middlebury College
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Oberlin College
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Temple University
  • The George Washington University
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of London, Great Britain
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University
  • Yeshiva College


Alumni have also gone on to successful careers in communal agencies, museums, and other notable institutions, including:

  • 92nd Street Y
  • American Friends of the Jerusalem Open House
  • AMIT
  • AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • Hazon
  • Hillel International
  • Israel Museum
  • JCC in Manhattan
  • Jewish Museum
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • UJA-Federation of New York
  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum


Explore professional development, alumni grants, and more at the Office of Alumni Affairs.