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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2020


Shuly Rubin Schwartz

Chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary

In June 2020, Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz became the eighth chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York City – and the first woman to hold the post in the 134-year history of that institution. Her appointment was the culmination of a distinguished career devoted to JTS, where she previously served as provost and dean of Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies, JTS’s undergraduate school. Her award-winning book, The Rabbi’s Wife, is a penetrating examination of the role of rabbis’ wives in the development of American Jewish life. She is also the author of The Emergence of Jewish Scholarship in America: The Publication of the Jewish Encyclopedia and numerous articles on modern Jewish life. “American Jews have creatively developed serious Jewish learning, vibrant Jewish living, and flourishing Jewish culture in ways that highlight the challenges and opportunities of thriving as a minority group,” she observed in an interview with Barnard College this year. (Photo: courtesy)


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