JTS Launches Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue

The Jewish Theological Seminary has announced the establishment of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue (MCID), funded with a $2 million gift from New York philanthropist Howard Milstein and the Paul Milstein family. The Milsteins have a long history of engagement with the school and the gift marks the second generation of relationship between the Milsteins and JTS.

“The new center will expand the long commitment of JTS to interreligious dialogue and partnership and enable us to highlight an annual schedule of distinct programs that range in complexity and content,” said Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, who will be director of the Milstein Center. Rabbi Visotzky is the Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at JTS. He has been active in interreligious dialogue for more than three decades in the United States and internationally.

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  1. great- what about working with would be rabbis to feel more for Israel?through dialogue,dialogue,dialogue–we will talk ourselves out of Jewish state and homeland–words-words-words-enough with being politically correct- these dollars could be better spent working with or young families-subsidizing synagogue membership; using these dollars as further seed money for camping experiences-our intellectuals are plentiful–JTS needs more realists to look around in the hinterlands- anywhere north,south and west of nyc–to see what is happening to the Jewish-conservative and reformed world in America–strt taking a lesson from Chabbad-

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