Student speakers are available for your affiliate 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 $200 for a typical talk—whether on a Sunday Zoom brunch, or for a weeknight Zoom event. The honorarium is paid by the affiliate directly to the student after the event.
Normally for students traveling to your community, all transportation costs would be paid by your affiliate. 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 affiliate and community
For inquiries about speakers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Torah Fund office at 212-678-8876.