Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, who will become the eighth chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary on July 1, 2020, has served JTS both as a groundbreaking scholar and a visionary institutional leader. As dean of two schools and most recently as provost, she has shaped and strengthened JTS’s academic programs while teaching and mentoring countless students. She is the first woman selected as chancellor of JTS in its 134-year history.
Dr. Schwartz plans to build on what she sees as JTS’s unique strengths as an institution—a place where critical academic inquiry coexists with a deep commitment to Jewish tradition, where Jewish living and Jewish learning happen side by side, and where students develop the skills to discern and share the continued relevance of Jewish texts and the enduring power of Jewish ritual and community. Complete bio here.