Dr. Elena Procario-Foley
Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies
Phone: (914) 637-2744
In an effort to achieve its mission, the Br. John G. Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies engages in collaborations that will further its exploration of the many dimensions of the intertwined history of Judaism and Christianity.
Tehillim: An Interfaith
Concert of Psalms
The concert is a celebration of sacred song
tradition inspired by the Psalms which have voiced
the prayers of Jews and Christians for millennia.
Rabbi David Kosak will bring insight from original
Hebrew texts to contemporary psalms composed
by Kathleen Deignan, CND, and Rob Silvan. Musicians
from both traditions will be featured as well
as sacred dancer Sandra Rivera of the Omega Liturgical
Kathleen Deignan, CND, PhD is professor of Religious Studies at Iona College, an expert on the theology and spirituality of Thomas Merton, and a prolific composer of nearly two hundred songs for worship and contemplation based on the mystical texts of the Jewish and Christian traditions and her own prayer poems.
Rabbi David Kosak is associate rabbi of Beth El Synagogue Center of New Rochelle. Rabbi Kosak received his rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School, the Conservative movement’s seminary on the West Coast that is housed at the University of Judaism in Bel Air, California.
Spirituality Around the Dinner Table and Across the World: Insights from the Teachings of Martin Buber (October 16, 2003)
Presenter: Rabbi Dennis Ross, author of God in Our Relationships
Respondents: Amy Rosenbaum, PhD and Fr. Donald J. Moore, SJ
A Concert of Psalms (March 4, 2001) explored, through music and commentary, the rich interpretations of the Psalms possible through different lenses.
Musical Interpretations: Anima Schola
Commentators: Rabbi Amiel Wohl, Temple Israel of New Rochelle and Monsignor Howard Calkins, Sacred Heart Parish, Mt. Vernon, NY
In the spirit of Br. Driscoll's passion for Jewish-Catholic studies, the Driscoll Professorship takes
on Br. Driscoll's hopes as its own:
» That ancient truths will be revered
» That hidden truths will be revealed
» That new ways will be found to touch the human heart.
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