Tzohar: The Rabbinical School Open House
Date: Oct 26, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Admissions | The Rabbinical School
Tzohar will include an exciting schedule of learning, as well as conversations with students, faculty, and members of the senior administration. We wish for all Tzohar participants to have a meaningful experience and begin to feel part of the JTS community; we therefore hope that you will plan to join us for as much of the program as your schedule allows.
*Please note that all times are in Eastern Time.
Monday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Welcome to Tzohar
An opportunity to meet the rabbinical school admissions team and get to know other Tzohar participants.
Monday, October 26, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
What’s Happening at JTS: Learn More About JTS’s “Centers”
A discussion with Rabbi Naomi Kalish, Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay and Rabbi Jan Urbach who are leading the Center for Pastoral Education, the Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice, and the Block / Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, respectively.
Monday, October 26, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Class Visit: First-Year Seminar
Take a look at subjects and issues first-year students are exploring.
Tuesday, October 27, 9:30 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Class Visit: The Pentateuch as Scripture with Dr. Ben Sommer
Tuesday, October 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Emerging as a Rabbi: Lunch & Learn With Rabbis in the Field
Bring your lunch (or a snack) to the computer and join with some JTS alumni as they share texts that are personal and illustrative to their rabbinate.
Tuesday, October 27, 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Check in with the Admissions Team
Time to ask questions or just shmooze with director of admissions, Rabbi Rafi Cohen.
Tuesday, October 27, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet with Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz
Enjoy an opportunity to learn from Chancellor Schwartz in her field of expertise and hear her vision as our new chancellor.
Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Learning with Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Rabbinical School Dean
An informal opportunity for some text study and Q & A with Rabbi Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and Division of Religious Leadership.
Wednesday, October 28, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Your Community at JTS: Wednesday Community Time
Welcome to Community Time when the rabbinical school community gathers to explore issues of the day or encounter guests from the field. Guest speakers/teachers are Co-Senior Rabbis Aaron Alexander and Lauren Holtzblatt of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC.