Exciting News at GPATS, Starting Fall 2022

Prof. Nechama Price, director of the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS), and Shoshana Schechter, associate dean of Torah Studies and Spiritual Life at Stern College for Women and director of its Mechina program, are pleased to announce new additions to GPATS.

A new shana gimmel track has been added, following significant interest for a third year of the popular program. In addition, the new track’s course in halacha [Jewish law] will be taught by Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, currently a rosh yeshiva and assistant director at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). The Tanach [bible] track will offer an exciting new initiative: Prof. Price and Dr. Erica Brown, vice provost for values and leadership and director of the Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks-Herenstein Center for Values and Leadership at Yeshiva University, will jointly teach a class called The Learning and Teaching of Tanakh.

Prof. Price also announced that Keren Simon has been named the new coordinator of placement for GPATS, creating expanded opportunities for the program’s highly sought-after students to teach in communities throughout the United States and beyond. Ms. Simon also serves as assistant director of The Morris and Gertrude Bienenfeld Department of Jewish Career Development and Placement at RIETS.

For more information, please email gpats@yu.edu.