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Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
10027 New York, NY
United States

After earning bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Harvard, Anne Lapidus Lerner joined the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) in 1969, becoming the first American-born woman to hold a full-time position there. JTS trains rabbis and cantors for the Conservative movement and offers a range of masters and doctoral degree programs. On July 1, 1993, she became Vice Chancellor of the Seminary, the first woman to hold that post. As Vice Chancellor, Lerner was one of the highest-ranking women in all of American Jewish institutional life. In that role, she devoted her energy to adult education, working to bring Jewish education to the lay community.

See also: "Anne Lapidus Lerner Named Vice Chancellor of JTS", This Week in History; Anne Lapidus Lerner, Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Theological Seminary." (Viewed on April 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/jewish-theological-seminary>.