2024 Commencement Exercises and Ordination

JTS celebrated its 130th Commencement ceremony in its atrium on Thursday, May 16. It was a festive day as we conferred degrees on our students and esteemed honorary degree recipients. Wolf Blitzer, one of the honorary degree recipients, delivered the 2024 Commencement address.

Read the press release here.

Download the 2024 Commencement Program here.

Recordings from the day can be found below.

Full Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Address
Mr. Wolf Blitzer, CNN anchor and award-winning journalist

Charge to the Graduates
Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Chancellor

Alan Levine Commencement Speech

Remarks on Behalf of the Graduates of List College
Elan Levine

Remarks on Behalf of the Graduates of the Professional and Graduate Schools
Grace Hack

Tekes Hasmakhah: Ceremony of Rabbinic and Cantorial Ordination