The William Davidson School of JTS Hails Major Grant to Continue Legacy of Leadership

The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has received a $5 million two-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation, fortifying its position as an incubator for outstanding and innovative leadership across the denominational spectrum. Offering residential and online masters and doctoral degrees, The William Davidson School’s unparalleled education is also one of the most affordable and accessible thanks to a wide range of merit-based scholarships made possible through the William Davidson Foundation.

This grant comes on the historic approach of the 20th anniversary of The William Davidson School’s founding. The William Davidson Foundation’s generous gift pays fitting tribute to The William Davidson School’s legacy of developing pioneers in the field of Jewish education. Its essential support will enable The William Davidson School to continue inspiring the next generation of Jewish educators for years to come through both its degree programs as well as its training initiatives in the field, which include the Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI) and the Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute (JECELI). The anniversary celebration will take place over the course of a two day conference (May 17-18, 2016). As speakers, educators, and special guests are confirmed, please visit our website at for up-to-date information.

“It is with great pride and humility that a year ago I took on the stewardship of The William Davidson School of JTS,” says Dr. Bill Robinson, dean of The William Davidson School. “Through the initial foresight of Bill Davidson and the ongoing support of the William Davidson Foundation, we continue to expand the reach and depth of The William Davidson School as a principal source of practical wisdom and innovative leadership for the field of Jewish education. I look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary and the accomplishments of our almost 1000 alumni.”