Student Speakers

Student speakers are available for your sisterhood Torah Fund events. Our students are wonderful spokespeople for our seminaries. They can share their life stories and spiritual journeys, their command of Torah and/or their gift of music, their poise, warm, idealism and energy, and their vision for the future of the Jewish people.

We can help secure a student speaker from either JTS or Ziegler for your upcoming events. From Ziegler you can request a rabbinical student. From JTS you can request either a rabbinical, cantorial, education, or undergraduate student.

DURING THE PANDEMIC

JTS students receive an honorarium of $100 for a typical talk—whether on a Sunday Zoom brunch, or for a weeknight Zoom event. The honorarium is paid by the sisterhood directly to the student after the event.

POST-PANDEMIC

Normally for students traveling to your community, all transportation costs would be paid by your Sisterhood. If a student were invited for Shabbat, accommodations at a kosher home within walking distance of the synagogue would be expected, as would a schedule in respect of Shabbat/Yom Tov, in accordance with the policies of the Conservative Movement.

HOW TO SECURE A STUDENT FOR YOUR EVENT

Please request at least three months in advance, and please provide all details of your event:

  • Day, time, and projected audience
  • Preference for student speaker or cantorial student
  • Information about your sisterhood and community

For inquiries about speakers, please email torahfund@jtsa.edu or call the Torah Fund office at        212-678-8876.