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Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, who was recently named interim dean of the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), the conservative movement’s flagship seminary. Credit: Courtesy.

First woman dean of JTS believes in bringing competing interests together

Before she entered the rabbinate, Jan Uhrbach was a litigator who yearned for work that aligned with her deepest values, including her spirituality. “The law is combative, especially litigation, and I wanted to make a...
Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen talks with students at one of many events. Credit: JTS.

JTS chancellor Eisen to step down after decade of progress

Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen, one of the foremost authorities on American Judaism, announced that he will leave his position at the end of the current academic year after 12 years of...