Inauguration of Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz

On May 17, 2022, after a nearly two-year delay due to Covid-19, The Jewish Theological Seminary celebrated the inauguration of Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz as its eighth chancellor at a ceremony at JTS’s re-imagined campus. The program included an address by Chancellor Schwartz and remarks by Chancellor Emeritus Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus Arnold M. Eisen, and JTS Board Chair Alan Levine, as well as by dignitaries including US Senator and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (via video), New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, and others. See full program.

Watch Chancellor Schwartz’s Address

I see JTS as a vibrant hub for teaching, learning, and dialogue that models public discourse across the ideological and religious spectrum.

Chancellor Shuly Rubin Scwartz

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A History of JTS’s Chancellors

Inauguration attendees watched a video celebrating the chancellors of JTS and their impact on the institution, the North American Jewish community, and the larger world.

Chancellor Louis Finkelstein welcomed President Harry Truman to JTS.