JTS Receives Grant to Fund Rabbinical Leadership Program

The Rabbinical School of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has received a $1,250,000 grant from the David and Inez Myers Foundation to support the new Myers Foundation Rabbinical Leadership Program and scholarships for rabbinical students. The leadership program will consist of a seminar in vision, management and public leadership development that will be mandatory for all fourth-year rabbinical students, a “venture capital fund” that will enable these students to design and launch innovative outreach projects, and a supervision component that will pair each student with a rabbi-mentor. The Myers Foundation Rabbinical Leadership Program helps further the goal of JTS Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen to develop the institution as a training ground for Jewish leadership in all its many forms, within and outside the synagogue and professional or communal organization.