Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

Institute Archives

This page provides various materials from past Institute events.

May 1, 2014

The Legacies of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II (concluding the series "The Popes and the Jewish People")

Panelists:

  • Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
  • Dr. Adam Gregerman
  • Dr. Shawn Krahmer
  • Mr. Rocco Palmo
summary

Apr 2014

The Popes and the Jewish People: Interfaith Dialogues

Led by Dr. Philip A. Cunningham and Dr. Adam Gregerman

1. Can We Begin to Talk to Each Other? (1960s)
2. How Can "the Dialogue" Continue When We Strongly Disagree? (1980s-1990s)
3. Can We Learn from Our Differences? (2000-2014)
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Mar 30, 2014 The Passover Seder at SJU: Experiencing Exodus Together summary

Mar 20, 2014

When Racism and Theology Mix (launching the series "The Popes and the Jewish People")

  • Rev. Dr. Kevin Spicer
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Feb 27, 2014

Jews Worshiping Jesus and Christians Practicing Judaism: Everything Old is New Again

  • Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
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Nov 7, 2013

Transcending Trauma 75 Years after Kristallnacht: Survivor Stories, the Search for Meaning, and Attitudes toward Perpetrators

  • Dr. Bea Hollander Goldfein
  • Dr. Nancy Isserman
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Oct 7, 2013

Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting Place of Cultures

  • Dr. Piet van Boxel
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Mar 17, 2013 The Passover Seder at SJU: Experiencing Exodus Together summary

Jan 28, 2013

 "Learning How to Talk to Each Other: Religious Conversation among Jews, Christians, and Muslims since the Second Vatican Council"

  • Rabbi Dr. Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
  • Anse Tamara Gray
  • Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
summary
 video  

Dec 3, 2012

"Was There 'Christian Marriage' in the Middle Ages?" 

  • Dr. Ruth Mazo Karras
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Nov 14, 2012

"The Lessons of Kristallnacht for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Today"

  • Rabbi Dr. Mark Winer
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Nov 12, 2012

"From Moses to Moses There Was None Like Moses: Moses Maimonides and His Controversial Legacy" (SJU Learns)

  • Rabbi Alan Iser
summary video  

Oct 4, 2012

"Relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See: 1993 to the Present"

  • Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski
summary video  

April 19,
2012
"Remembering from the Heart: Thoughts for Yom Hashoah 2012"
  • Dr. Victoria Barnett
  • Rabbi Alan Iser
summary
 

Mar 25,
2012
Jewish-Catholic Seder: Experiencing Exodus Together summary
 

Feb 27,
2012

"Cursing the Christians? A History of the Birkat HaMinim"

  • Rabbi Dr. Ruth Langer
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Dec 5,
2011

"Hairy Women and Noble Savages: Jews, Christians, and Others during the Long 18th Century"

  • Dr. Iris Idelson-Shein
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Nov 10,
2011

"An Abrahamic Reunion: How Religion Can Be a Force for Peace in the Middle-East"

  • Rabbi Eliyahu McLean
  • Sheikh Ghassan Manasra                  
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Nov 2,
2011

"Toward a Jewish Theology of Other Religions"

  • Dr. Deborah Weissman
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Oct 20,
2011

"New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656"

  • Discussion and performance at the Lantern Theater Company
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Oct 16,
2011

"'And When I Left, My Heart Wept for Both of Them': Reflections on Eleven Years of Living on the Seam between Israel and Palestine"

  • Rev. Michael McGarry
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Apr 5,
2011

"Behold: Peace in the Holy Land"

  • Abu Ali Awaad
  • Yuval Rahamim
summary audio from NPR  

Mar 27,
2011
Jewish-Catholic Seder: Experiencing Exodus Together summary
 

Feb 22,
2011

"The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: How Its Complexities Obstruct Jewish-Christian Understanding"

  • Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn
  • Rev. Dr. Peter A. Pettit
  • Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
summary
 

Feb 22,
2011

"The People Israel, Christianity and the Covenantal Responsibility to History"

  • Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn
    • Response: Rabbi Richard Hirsh
    • Response: Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
summary video  

Oct 27,
2010

"Doing Theology in the Context of the Gift and the Promise of Nostra Aetate"

  • Dr. Terrence Tilley
summary
 

Sept 28,
2010

"Living in Covenant with God:
The Christian's Call to Priestly, Prophetic, and Kingly Life; The Jew’s Call to a Life of Torah"

  • Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn
  • Rabbi Alan Iser
summary
 

Apr. 18,
2010

 "Why Christians Must Remember the Shoah"

  • Dr. Mary C. Boys, SNJM
  • Dr. Katharina von Kellenbach
  • Dr. Björn Krondorfer
  • Rev. Dr. Jean-Pierre Ruiz
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Nov. 17,
2009

"The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus"

  • Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
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Mar. 19,
2009

 "Judaism, Christianity, and the Crucifixion: Coexistence vs. Antisemitism on Medieval Parchment"

  • Rabbi Dr. Michael Cook
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Feb. 19,
2009

" Gaza: Multiple Perspectives"

  • Dr. Lisa Baglione
  • Dr. Philip Cunningham
  • Rabbi Alan Iser
  • Dr. Isra Yazicioglu
summary
   

Feb.3,
2009

"The Lifting of the Excommunications of Bishops Ordained by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre"

  • Msgr. Michael J. Carroll
  • Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
  • Rabbi Alan Iser

Press:  Bulletin  |  Catholic Standard & Times | Jewish Exponent

summary  video  

Jan. 11,
2009
"Contemporary Questions about Covenant and Conversion"
  • Dr. Edward Kessler
  • Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
summary  video  

Dec. 9,
2008

"Catholic-Jewish Relations in Germany in 2008"

  • Rev. Dr. Hanspeter Heinz

Press: Jewish Exponent

summary    

Sept 10,
2008
"Religion, Politics, and Moral Decision Making"
  • Dr. Thomas Massaro, S.J.
  • Rabbi Dr. Lance Sussma
 

Mar 5,
2008
"Israel at 60: 'Promised Land' for Jews and Christians"
  • Dr. Eugene Fisher
  • Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn
 

Oct 14,
2007

"Traveling Together Down an Unfamiliar Road: Catholic-Jewish Relations in the United States Today"

  • Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
summary
 

Mar 5,
2007
"Ancient Manuscripts, Modern Discoveries, and the Quest for Religious Truth"
  • Dr. Lawrence Schiffman
   video  

Oct
2006
"How God is One: Recent Research on God in the Biblical World and Its Implications for Jewish-Christian Relations"
  • Dr. Mark Smith
     

Mar
2006
"The Meaning of 'Israel' for Jews and Christians"
  • Dr. Joseph Devlin
     

Mar
2005
"Forty Years after Nostra Aetate"
  • Rabbi James Rudin
     

Oct
2004
"Religion in a Time of Crisis: Obstacle or Solution?"
  • Dr. Sanaullah Kimani, Rabbi David Straus, Dr. Leonard Swidler
     

Mar
2004
"Mission, Covenant, and Religious Pluralism"
  • Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski
     

Oct
2003
"Pius XII, the Nazis, and the Holocaust: New Light on the Controversy"
  • Dr. Gerald Fogarty, S.J.
  • Dr.Michael Marrus
     

Oct
2002
"Hallowed be whose Name?: Jewish and Catholic Understandings of God?"
  • Rabbi Howard Avruhm Addison
  • Dr. David Efroymson. LaSalle University
     

Oct
2001
"How Are We Our Brother's Keepers?" Two Faiths, Many Views on Faith-Based Services"
  • Dr. Murray Friedman
  • Burt Siegel
  • Msgr. Timothy Senior
     

Mar
2001
"Dabru Emet: A New Era in Jewish-Christian Relations?"
  • Rabbi David Sandmel
  • Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski