Arnold Eisen, one of the world’s foremost authorities on American Judaism, is the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). He previously served at the universities of Stanford, Tel Aviv and Columbia, having received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University. Since his appointment in 2007, he has made significant changes in the education of professional and lay leaders for Conservative Judaism and enhanced JTS’s reputation and global reach. He has expanded the digitization of JTS’s resources, directing the launch of Learn, JTS’s online learning site, and many additional JTS websites.
His many publications include Taking Hold of Torah: Jewish Commitment and Community in America (1997) and the award winning Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community (1998).