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July 27, 2020 by

First Woman Chancellor At JTS!

Shuly Rubin Schwartz, a groundbreaking scholar of American Jewish history, has just become the first woman to serve as chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary in its 134-year history. JTS is the flagship institution of Conservative Judaism. Chancellor Schwartz, who earned her Ph.D. at JTS, became one of the first women on its faculty and was instrumental in the addition of Jewish gender studies to the curriculum; her writing has brought to light previously overlooked contributions of women to the development of American Judaism.

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November 4, 2019 by

Mourning in Public •

Shuly Rubin Schwartz, provost and dean of graduate and undergraduate studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, some years ago experienced the death of a young adult son, and a few months later the death of her rabbi husband. In the hope that her words might help others who live each day with the heartache of grief, she agreed to speak about her grieving, including some of the creative ways she and her family learned to keep the memories of their loved ones alive. Sara Beth Berman of the Jewish Theological Seminary interviewed her for podcast series “What Now?” 

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