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Our Progress

The 21st Century Campus is scheduled to open its doors in fall 2019. Here are the major phases of the project and the anticipated schedule for each. As with any construction project, these dates are subject to change. We will update the schedule as work proceeds.

The previous library building and courtyard were demolished to make way for new construction. A temporary library was created and is fully operational.

Summer–Fall 2016


The envelope of the building is completed, including the brick façade.

Summer–Fall 2018


Heavy equipment is used to excavate the site, and the foundation is built.

Summer–Fall 2017


The interior of the building is completed with plumbing, electricity, HVAC, and interior finishes.

Winter–Spring 2019


The concrete frame of the building rises from the foundation.

Winter–Spring 2018


Building is completed, cleaned, and prepared for student, faculty, staff, and public access.

Fall-Winter 2019

Learn What’s Happening

Read the latest updates about the 21st Century Campus Project.

November 11, 2019

Last week marked an important milestone in the history of JTS as our List College students finished moving into their new residence hall, the first completed space on our 21st century campus.

The new residence hall was designed to reflect our values at JTS. First and forem...

August 26, 2019

It is hard to believe that the summer is almost gone, and that Orientation Week has begun. Our students, faculty, and staff are returning to a transformed campus as the 21st Century Campus Project nears completion. As we have informed our List College students, we are await...

May 2, 2019

For more than a hundred years, JTS has made its home in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. We’ve built strong bonds with our community through civic engagement, community service, interfaith dialogue, and public events featuring prominent scholars, writers,...

February 6, 2019

Over the last few weeks, we’ve watched with excitement as scaffolding and netting come down, and the beautiful brick façade of the 21st Century Campus is revealed. Peering into the JTS courtyard, we can see our construction team erecting the roof of the soaring atrium that...

December 18, 2018

The 21st Century Campus will offer beautiful spaces where students, faculty, staff, and visitors can enjoy the outdoors.

The first floor will feature an outdoor courtyard designed to bring sunlight into the JTS quad throughout the day. Situated between the dining hall on one...

November 1, 2018

The atrium at the center of the 21st Century Campus epitomizes our vision of fostering a dynamic, welcoming community that generates bold thinking and new approaches to Jewish life.

Located at the crossroads of our campus, the atrium will create a kind of JTS commons, encour...

October 4, 2018

Our 21st Century Campus Project is right on schedule, meaning the new building will be completed by the end of August 2019.

Over the summer months, our construction team finished laying the concrete masonry blocks that support the walls of the new campus, over which they now...

July 11, 2018

The historic Library of JTS is one of the greatest Judaic studies libraries in the world, renowned for the depth and breadth of its collection and its extraordinary trove of rare materials. When it opens in fall 2019, the new JTS Library will continue to build upon this leg...

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See What’s Happening

The campus is almost done. Here are some photos.