North American Chai-dol: Chancellorquest 2006

As you might recall, Jewish Theological Seminary Chancellor Ismar Schorsch has announced his retirement, to take effect June 30 of 2006, so the search for his replacement is on. The winner will have the duty/privilege/burden of helming the flagship institution of Conservative Judaism through the next period in its history. (When he steps down, Schorsch will have held the post for twenty years.)

Since there seems to be lots of interest in Conservative Judaism on Jewlicious (whether the interest is positive or negative depends on the poster), I thought you all might like to know that a few blogs have been founded to bring you all the news about the JTS Chancellor search.

JTS2006 seems to be more news-oriented, while JTSfuture seems to be set up to focus on the potential candidates as they emerge.

For instance, the search committee members were just named.

I think web-savvy Conservative Jews are going to embrace these blogs as forum for public opinion, and I can only hope that JTS administration, board and the search committee peruse them to hear what the people have to say…

See also:
Miriam for the original reportage
My Urban Kvetch
Jewlicious post about the Conservative Movement’s Big Gay Issue

Esther Kustanowitz

For more posts by Esther, see EstherK.com, MyUrbanKvetch.com and JDatersAnonymous.com.


  1. themiddle

    6/23/2005 at 3:03 pm

  2. grandmuffti

    6/23/2005 at 3:05 pm

  3. Netsach Shebe Netsach

    6/23/2005 at 6:29 pm

  4. grandmuffti

    6/23/2005 at 6:35 pm

  5. esther

    6/23/2005 at 7:52 pm

  6. Netsach Shebe Netsach

    6/23/2005 at 10:22 pm

  7. grandmuffti

    6/24/2005 at 2:22 pm

  8. esther

    6/24/2005 at 2:32 pm

  9. Netsach Shebe Netsach

    6/24/2005 at 6:18 pm

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