Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

2016-2017 Programs

Early Announcement:

The Other Peace Process:

Interreligious Dialogue in the Service of Peace in Israel

Rabbi Ron Kronish and Mayor Issa Jabber

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.  

Large Lapsley Room, Haub Executive Suite, 5th floor of McShain Hall
[Building #29 on this campus map]

Rabbi Ron Kronish is the Founding Director and currently Senior Advisor of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, now the Interreligious department of Rabbis for Human Rights. An internationally acclaimed speaker and author , he has edited a book of essays on Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel: Voices for Interreligious Dialogue (Paulist Press, 2015), he blogs for The Huffington Post and The Times of Israel and he is writing a book about Interreligious Dialogue in Israel.
Rabbi Ron Kornish
Mayor Issa Jabber is a veteran educator who now serves as the mayor of the Israeli town of Abu Ghosh, just west of Jerusalem. He is a former co-chairperson for many years of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel and he has lectured widely about Arab-Jewish Coexistence and Interreligious Dialogue in Israel and abroad.
Mayor Issa Jabber
Rabbi Kornish and Mayor Jabber will share their insights and experiences from the last 25 years of working together in Israel.

THE PASSOVER SEDER AT SJU

Jews and Christians Experiencing Exodus Together

 Monday, April 3, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Large Lapsley Room, Haub Executive Suite, 5th floor of McShain Hall
[Building #29 on this campus map]

The Passover Meal, the Seder, marks one of the major feasts on the Jewish calendar. Passover is also important for Christians since the story of Israel's Exodus from Egypt is a principal element of many Christian observances, especially during Holy Week. The Seder meal is a wonderful way for Christians to have a direct experience of Jewish spiritual life, and for both communities to rededicate themselves to a world in which slavery and injustice are no more.

 Experiencing Exodus Together

The Passover Seder at SJU is a full catered kosher meal. Participants will join in the prayers, songs, and celebration in as close to a traditionally Jewish form as possible.

Further details to follow, but mark your calendars now!