Shuly Rubin Schwartz, a groundbreaking scholar of American Jewish history, has just become the first woman to serve as chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary in its 134-year history. JTS is the flagship institution of Conservative Judaism. Chancellor Schwartz, who earned her Ph.D. at JTS, became one of the first women on its faculty and was instrumental in the addition of Jewish gender studies to the curriculum; her writing has brought to light previously overlooked contributions of women to the development of American Judaism.
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