We are fortunate to be across the park from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), the foremost institution of Conservative Judaism, where many of our clergy and staff studied and became ordained. Our close relationship with JTS brings us visiting scholars for master classes, small group study sessions, and even curated tours of rare books.
Park Avenue Synagogue is fortunate to have an ongoing partnership with JTS, the foremost institution of Conservative Judaism. This close relationship greatly enriches our work to create a vital Jewish community.
For more information about JTS@PAS, contact committee co-chairs Michelle Bernstein and Marc Wolf or staff liaison, Mara Bernstein.
For information about JTS, visit jtsa.edu.
JTS PLUS PAS
THE JTS MISSION
We launch the organizations that engage others in Jewish life, write the textbooks others learn from, and graduate leaders who become a new creative force for positive change in their careers and communities.
JTS is a continuing laboratory for Jewish studies, and its scholarship is of the highest level. Among the PAS clergy and staff who are graduates of JTS:
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman
Rabbi Shayna Zauzmer
Cantor Mira Davis
Cantor Arielle Reisner
Rabbi Lori Koffman, Director of Content and Innovation
Jamie Diamond, Director of Young Family Education
PAST JTS AND PAS COLLABORATIONS
JTS offers exceptional classes open to the community and taught at JTS and locations throughout the city, including PAS. We have been fortunate to have hosted a range of distinguished JTS scholars.
Literature as Lifeline: What Were Jews Reading and Writing in the Ghettos?, Dr. Edna Friedberg
Divine Time: God's Daily Schedule and Nightlife, Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz
The Women of Shtisel, Dr. Michal Raucher
How the Rabbis Reconstructed the World, Dr. David Kraemer
Take Your People, Please: The Crisis of the Golden Calf and its Aftermath, Rabbi Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky
The Great War, the Twentieth Century and the Jews, Dr. Ismar Schorsch
Navigating Conflicts in Traditional Jewish Cultures, Dr. Benjamin Gampel
Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven, Dr. David Kraemer
Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour
JTS HOME STUDY
What’s So Heroic About Our Biblical Heroes? Dr. Alan Cooper
Rabbis of the 12th-Century Renaissance: Their Influence Then and Now, Dr. Robert Harris
Aphrodite and the Rabbis: How the Jews Adapted Roman Culture to Create Judaism as We Know It, Rabbi Burton Visotzky