JTS Changemakers: What’s Next for Jewish Life?

By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Apr 15, 2021

A year of pandemic has upended almost every aspect of Jewish life. But it has also opened our eyes to new ways of learning, praying, gathering, and celebrating. JTS’s Rabbi Danny Nevins asks four JTS alumni, each a leading Jewish thinker and innovator: what comes next for Jewish life? How can the lessons of Covid strengthen the way we build community going forward?


  • Rabbi Sharon Brous: Founder/Senior Rabbi, Ikar, Los Angeles
  • Rabbi Menachem Creditor: Scholar-in-Residence at UJA-Federation of New York, founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence, author of A Rabbi’s Heart.
  • Rabbi Mitch Malkus: Head of School, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington, DC
  • Rabbi Julie Roth: Center for Jewish Life at Princeton, Executive Director and Jewish Chaplain at Princeton University