Shuly Rubin Schwartz


Shuly Rubin Schwartz is the Chancellor and Irving Lehrman Research Professor of American Jewish History and Sala and Walter Schlesinger Dean of the Gershon Kekst Graduate School at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS). As Chancellor, she is the first woman elected to this position in the history of JTS.[1]


Schwartz is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.[2] She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation at JTS under the direction of former Chancellor of JTS Ismar Schorsch.

Career and publicationsEdit

She has served in many leadership positions at JTS including dean of the undergraduate program, List College (1993-2018) and dean of the Graduate School (2010-2020).[3] She is the first female chancellor appointed to serve at JTS[4] and was also the first woman who served as provost.[5]

Her first published book was The Emergence of Jewish Scholarship in America: The Publication of the "Jewish Encyclopedia". Her second book, The Rabbi's Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life, was awarded a 2006 National Jewish Book Award.[6][7][8] She has published other articles and editorials in anthologies and publications.[9]


  1. ^ Crary, David. "Prominent US Jewish seminary names 1st woman leader in its 134-year history". Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  2. ^ "Shuly Rubin Schwartz".
  3. ^ "Shuly Schwartz, Eric Fishman". The New York Times. 2008-08-23. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  4. ^ "What Now? A JTS Podcast: Mourning in Public—Shuly Rubin Schwartz on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  5. ^ "Shuly Rubin Schwartz tapped as first woman chancellor at JTS". The Jerusalem Post | Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  6. ^ "Past Winners". Jewish Book Council. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  7. ^ "Honoree | Cocktail Reception Honoring Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz". Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  8. ^ "Prominent Jewish seminary names Schwartz as 1st woman leader".
  9. ^ "Shuly Rubin Schwartz". Retrieved 2020-06-02.