Interview with Arnold Eisen, Chancellor Emeritus, Jewish Theological Seminary

Abstract/Description: Arnold Eisen, chancellor emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary, was interviewed by Naomi Steinberger on October 20, 2021, for the Collecting These Times oral history project. Arnold Eisen, who lives in Riverdale, New York, reflects on his leadership at JTS at the beginning of the pandemic. He discusses the state of the Jewish community, the difficulties of working parents, democracy and polarization in the United States, the impact of climate change, and the importance of maintaining strong relationships.