Arnold Eisen (P.hD. '78)
Chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary
Arnold M. Eisen, one of the world's foremost authorities on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary.
Before coming to JTS, Chancellor Eisen served in the department of Religious Studies at Stanford University, the department of Jewish Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and the department of Religion at Columbia University. He earned a PhD in the History of Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, a BPhil in the Sociology of Religion at Oxford University, and a BA in Religious Thought from the University of Pennsylvania. An award-winning writer and advocate for the Jewish community, the chancellor's many publications include Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community and Taking Hold of Torah: Jewish Commitment and Community in America, a personal essay. He contributes regularly to print and online media, including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Tablet magazine, and sits on the board of directors of the Tanenbaum Center, the Covenant Foundation, and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture. He is a lifelong and devoted member of the Conservative Movement.image and text: jtsa.edu