JTS awards 103 degrees at commencement ceremony

JTS awards 103 degrees at commencement ceremony

The Jewish Theological Seminary conferred 103 degrees on 92 graduates at its 121st commencement exercises on May 21. The distinguished graduates are the newest JTS cohort of professional and lay leaders set to serve around the globe as rabbis, educators, cantors, scholars, and community leaders.

Professor Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of JTS, delivered the commencement address. Father Patrick Desbois, Blu Greenberg, Roberta Kaplan, Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and Nigel Savage were awarded honorary degrees.

Thirty-three graduates received bachelor’s degrees from JTS’s Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies; 22 — including four who earned doctorates — completed their studies at the Gershon Kekst Graduate School; and 32 — including two who earned doctorates — received degrees from the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education.

Two cantors were invested by the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, and 14 men and women were ordained by the Rabbinical School. Eleven students received more than degrees from various JTS schools. For more information, go to www.jtsa.edu.