The Jewish Theological Seminary and members of the Jewish community celebrated Arnold Eisen’s first 10 years as its chancellor last week at the 2017 Louis Marshall awards dinner, held at the Intercontinental Barclay.
Panelists discussed moral leadership and ethical commitment, and what those concepts mean in today’s political environment. They offered insights on going beyond comfort zones and traditional norms, with an emphasis on Jewish leadership and commitment.
“We are betting that JTS will continue to play a unique role, an essential role, in taking Judaism way downfield,” Dr. Eisen said, borrowing a football metaphor from the critic Leon Wieseltier. “You’ll be hearing from me in coming months about the plans for my next chapter as chancellor, our plans, which will of course be big rather than small, and will have a lot to do with meaning, community, and leadership, the heart and soul of JTS, all goals that our new campus will help us advance.”