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.
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…