JTS promotes a student-centered environment for our undergraduate and graduate students. Our student services help students feel welcome and safe in our vibrant academic community and provide support to help them succeed in achieving their educational goals.
The Office of Student Life enhances and enriches the personal, social, educational, and religious growth of JTS students. We foster a community of students and contribute to their development and learning outside of the classroom.
All JTS students are welcome to participate in our extracurricular activities, to volunteer with our Va’ad Gemilut Hasadim: Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach, and to get involved in our student organizations.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional student support services include:
- Residence Life oversees and administers all housing and residential life programs at JTS, which includes two residence halls and limited off-campus apartment leasing for graduate students and their immediate families.
- Our Counseling Center provides free and confidential counseling for JTS students as well as educational outreach programs on a variety of mental health concerns. We are here to support students throughout their experience at JTS.
- Health: JTS students have access to Columbia Health Services and a student health insurance program.
- JTS Security is available on our campus 24/7 and may be reached at (212) 678-8087 or in an emergency at 212-678-8888.
- The JTS Financial Aid Office is committed to making it possible for all students to realize their educational goals. We encourage students to apply for financial aid, and no student should hesitate to apply for admission due to financial concerns.
- The Registrar’s Office is available to help with issues and questions related to courses, registration, grades, and transcripts.
- Matthew Eisenfeld and Sara Duker Beit Midrash: Students are welcome to study in this beautiful space in hevruta (with study partners) or alone. At designated hours during the week, the Beit Midrash is staffed with rabbis and teachers who serve as guides for community study.
- Religious Life at JTS is organized in a variety of arenas, including the Women’s League Seminary Synagogue and programming on campus and in the residence halls. Tefillot (prayer services) are held on weekdays, as well as Shabbat evening and holidays throughout the academic year. Our Jewish Life directors plan programs for undergraduate and graduate students and facilitate Jewish learning and living inside the residence halls. Students also take advantage of the Jewish community at Columbia/Barnard Hillel and numerous synagogues and Jewish organizations on the Upper West Side.
- Dining: Students, faculty, staff, and friends are able to purchase delicious meals and eat breakfast and lunch together in our spacious dining hall.
For further information about student services available at JTS, current JTS students are invited to visit our Intranet.