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National Ramah Commission, Inc. of The Jewish Theological Seminary
January 2013
Shevat 5773
Wonderful Program Offerings from Our Partners
in Educating Jewish Leaders

National Ramah is delighted to send you information about terrific opportunities offered by our movement partners. Please forward this email to others who might have an interest in any of these programs and organizations.


listAlbert A. List College of Jewish Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary

JTS List College
  List College regular decision Joint Program Application Deadline is February 15, 2013.


 Visit for more information on completing your application.

Questions? Contact Missy Present, Director of Admissions, at 212-678-8832.  

jtsgradJTS Graduate Schools: 
H.L. Miller Cantorial School, The Graduate School, Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, and The Rabbinical School


On Thursday, March 7, join us for "JTS: Jewish Tradition--Your Voice," the 2013 Spring Open House for Prospective Graduate and Religious-Leadership Students.

JTS Graduate Schools

Find out about graduate-level study at The Jewish Theological Seminary, and experience the academic opportunities, religious training, and learning community available at JTS. For more information, call (212) 280-6060 or email

koachkallahKOACH Kallah 2013, February 14-17
The University of Pennsylvania
KOACH Kallah 2013
Just when you thought you couldn't wait another minute to have a camp-like Shabbat's time for the 2013 KOACH Kallah. Join college students from across North America from February 14-17 at The University of Pennsylvania for an unparalleled weekend of great learning, great company, and the best Shabbat of your academic year. Take home new skills and new insights, and recharge your soul. This year's Kallah focuses on Building Healthy Jewish Relationships and features Rabbi Aaron Alexander of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies as the scholar in residence. 


Thanks to the generosity of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, registration is just $100 (includes housing, meals, and all programs).


Details and registration are at; questions can be directed to Rabbi Elyse Winick, KOACH Director.  
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cyFind yourself in the heart of Jerusalem! Spend a year, semester or summer in learning at the Conservative Yeshiva! Your options include the Year Program (for full or part-time learning), advanced studies program, and summer program with intensive Hebrew ulpan. Summer students can study half-day and volunteer half-day in tracks including: education, caring for the community, or organizational development.

The CY offers a "Ramah Staff Scholarship" and Masa scholarships and additional financial aid are available. Questions? Email Rabbi Gail Diamond,
Conservative Yeshiva

Schechter Day School Network 

schechternetworkThe Schechter Day School Network is a voluntary association of Jewish day schools spanning 17 states in the U.S. and 2 provinces in Canada. The religious philosophy, principles, and beliefs of Conservative Judaism inform the policies and practices of Schechter schools. The Schechter Day School Network provides services, resources, professional development, leadership training, and support to its affiliated schools and their professional and lay leaders. The Network connects the schools and encourages collaboration among them, works to develop leadership and professional education practice, promotes and advocates for Jewish day school education and 21st century teaching and learning, and provides values and standards to guide member schools.

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usypolandUSY Poland Trip for Adults and Alumni


For a quarter of a century, United Synagogue Youth (USY) has taken teens on adventures to explore Jewish life in Poland, to discover the history and culture of Polish Jewry, to visit concentration camps, and to tour Warsaw and Cracow. We are thrilled to offer a similar trip for parents, alumni, and other interested adults with Jules Gutin, renowned Jewish educator, scholar and author. Visit us online: Poland Trip for Adults and USY Alumni Association.

jtsjustcityJTS JustCity: A Precollege Program in Jewish Social Justice
JustCity Are you a high-school sophomore or junior who'd like to play a role in helping to change the world? Looking for a way to give back while learning new skills and making new friends?

Join students from around the country in deepening your Jewish identity while serving on social-justice projects in New York City this summer. Through on-the-ground service and top-notch classroom learning at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), you will have the chance to transform your passion for Jewish social justice into action.

For more information, email or call (212) 678-8826.

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nativThere's still time to apply for the 2013-2014 Nativ College Leadership Program, a challenging academic gap-year program dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Applications are due February 1.


After graduating from high school, but before heading off to college, Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle.


Although there are currently many exciting gap-year options in Israel, Nativ, now in its 32nd year, is the only Conservative program available. Over the years, many Ramah alumni have taken part in this wonderful opportunity and found that Nativ functions as a dedicated and committed Conservative Jewish community. Ramah in return has enjoyed many Nativ graduates who have become tzevet at all of the Ramah summer camps. 


The program includes academic university classes, intensive Hebrew classes, Judaic and Yeshiva studies, and innovative leadership training. Nativ enables recent high school graduates to earn college credits for their studies while living in a classroom without walls.  

For more information, contact Misha Gross at (212) 533-7800 x1119.

Machon Schechter

machonschechterThe Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Graduate School in Jerusalem offers 14 innovative interdisciplinary master's degree programs in Jewish Studies designed to train Israeli teachers as Jewish educators, including its newest program, Marpeh, which combines an academic degree with Health Care Chaplaincy. For further information, email

The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, affiliated with the Masorti/Conservative Movement in Israel and with JTS in New York, trains educational and spiritual leadership for positions in Israel and Europe and sponsors a one-year program for overseas rabbinical school students from seminaries in North America and South America, including JTS.  Email for more information. 

zieglerZieglerThe Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies values rigorous scholarship, embraces the splendors of spirituality, and provides students with vast opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually. Located on the campus of American Jewish University (AJU), and in an atmosphere that places great emphasis on personalized teaching, students open their minds and hearts to the texts and traditions of our religion, feel the presence of God in their lives, and assume the ever-expanding roles and responsibilities offered to those entering the Conservative rabbinate of the 21st century. For more information, email or call (310) 476-9777, ext. 510, or (888) 853-6763.

Click here to get a taste of the deep and inspiring Torah taught by the ZSRS rabbis and faculty.