Publication Date: January 1987
Publisher: Rabbinical Assembly of America; Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Author(s): Aryeh Davidson; Jack Wertheimer
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: American Jews; Religious denominations; Demography
Coverage: United States
This essay analyses the present cohort of rabbinical students at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Who are today's rabbinical students? In order to respond this questions the authors of the essay conducted an exploratory survey in the fall of 1985 when all matriculants in the Seminary's Rabbinical School and its affiliated programs were asked to complete a questionnaire. The authors were particularly interested in identifying changes over time, and accordingly the findings are placed into an historical framework.