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“A Sacred Calling, A Pivotal Moment”

A Conversation on the Newest Statements about the Christian-Jewish Relationship

Including the first theological statement by the Catholic Church in 30 years

February 24, 2016 at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Doyle Banquet Hall South, Campion Student Center [campus map]


At the end of 2015, three significant statements from the Vatican, the French Jewish community, and a group of Orthodox rabbis were issued on the relationship between Christians and Jews. The Institute has invited some leading scholars to SJU for a consultation to study these texts, many of whom will join in a public conversation about these fascinating documents. The texts are available at the bottom of the webpage found HERE.


Scholars Visiting SJU for the Consultation


Rabbi Dr. David Berger, Yeshiva University, New York, NY

David Berger


Rabbi Dr. Ruth Langer, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Ruth Langer


Rabbi Noam Marans, American Jewish Committee, New York, NY

Noam Marans


Rev. Dr. Dennis McManus, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Dennis McManus


Rev. Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL

John Pawlikowski


Rev. Dr. Peter A. Pettit, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Peter A. Pettit


Dr. Elena Procario-Foley, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

Elena Procario-Foley


Rabbi Dr. Ruth Sandberg, Gratz College, Philadelphia, PA

Ruth Sandberg


Rabbi Dr. David Fox Sandmel, Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY

David Fox Sandmel


Dr. Matthew Tapie, Saint Leo University, St. Leo, FL

Matthew Tapie


Rabbi Dr. Burton L. Visotzky, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Burton Visotzky
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