In a unique transatlantic partnership, the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies has signed an agreement with the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS), whereby LSJS will be offering its UK-based students the opportunity to study remotely for a graduate degree in Jewish Studies.
Revel began offering its Jewish philosophy master’s remotely three years ago, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant move to online education by every institution of higher education led the school to expand its efforts to promote its existing platform internationally.
LSJS began life in 1855 as Jews’ College, training generations of rabbis and leaders of Anglo Jewry. In 1999, Jews’ College became the London School of Jewish Studies but maintained its 166-year-old mission of serving as a vibrant future as hub of academic study and lifelong learning, catering to a wide spectrum of the community and attracting world-class Rabbis and educators. The current President is Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and among its former presidents is Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”tl of blessed memory.
Dr. Daniel Rynhold, professor of modern Jewish philosophy and dean of Revel, is especially pleased by this joint venture between these two schools: His first academic appointment was with LSJS, at its very inception in 1999, where he served as the Sam and Vivienne Cohen Lecturer in Jewish Studies between 1999-2001.
“As someone whose first academic appointment was at the London School of Jewish Studies, it gives me particular pleasure to have forged this relationship with LSJS,” he noted. “It is an honor to be bringing the very best of academic Jewish Studies to students in the UK via an institution with which I have a deep personal connection, and that is of such historic importance to Anglo Jewry.”