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The Jewish Theological Seminary of America (Principal Gifts Officer )

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The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is a preeminent institution of Jewish higher education, training thoughtful, innovative leadersrabbis, cantors, educators, lay leaders, and scholarswho strengthen communities with a vision of Judaism that is deeply grounded in the Jewish past and thoroughly engaged with contemporary society.

JTS also provides high-caliber lifelong learning and professional development to their alumni, adult learners, and Jewish communities throughout North America. Through its Library, JTS preserves and makes accessible to students and scholars throughout the world the greatest collection of Judaica in the Western Hemisphere.

The leadership of The Jewish Theological Seminary views the appointment of its next Principal Gifts Officer as a compelling opportunity for an entrepreneurial and energetic development professional to advance this geographic area.

JTS is building a 21st Century Campus to meet the needs of current and future generations; a campus that will create a dynamic hub for Jewish learning and living, for building community, and for exchanging ideas with the world around it.

This is an excellent opportunity for a strong fundraiser to build a major gift portfolio and to inspire major donors to make an investment in strengthening Jewish life for the future.


Background
For over 130 years, JTS has served as the intellectual and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center. Through their training of outstanding leaders and their engagement with Jewish communities, they strengthen Jewish life in North America and remain a key voice in the ongoing conversation about American Judaism.

The Jewish Theological Seminary was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. In 1887, JTS held its first class of ten students in the vestry of the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue, New York City's oldest congregation.
Since then, JTS has greatly expanded its mission, creating a beautiful campus and evolving into the prestigious center of Jewish learning it is today. A Jewish university with a world-class faculty and a diverse student body, JTS grants undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees through its five schools and offers enriching programs for the Jewish community in the United States, Israel, and around the world.

Additional information about JTS can be found at:
www.jtsa.edu.