Shaarei Tikvah is honored to welcome Arnold Eisen, Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. for a conversation with Maital Friedman of the Shalom Hartman Institute on the future of Judaism in America. All are invited.
Dr. Eisen, one of the world's foremost authorities on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary. Since taking office in 2007, Chancellor Eisen has transformed the education of religious, pedagogical, professional, and lay leaders for North American Jewry. His focus is graduating innovative leaders who bring Judaism alive in ways that speak authentically to Jews at a time of rapid and far-reaching change. Chancellor Eisen has placed significant emphasis on strengthening Jewish learning, creating programs that extend the reach of JTS’s scholarship and resources to communities beyond the campus.
Before coming to JTS, Chancellor Eisen served on the faculties of Stanford, Tel Aviv, and Columbia universities. He is an award-winning writer and advocate for the Jewish community and contributes regularly to print and online media. A lifelong Conservative Jew, he discusses Jewish education, philosophy, and values on his blog, On My Mind: Arnie Eisen.
Dr. Eisen received his BA, University of Pennsylvania his BPhil from Oxford University and his PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.