Dr. Elena Procario-Foley
Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies
Phone: (914) 637-2744
Rabbi Michael A. Signer served as Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture at the University of Notre Dame from 1992 until his death in 2009. He also directed the Notre Dame Holocaust Project. Prior to his tenure at Notre Dame he held the position of Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Rabbi Signer was a lead author of the groundbreaking statement Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity and a founding member of the United States Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations. The Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies is proud to honor his legacy with this lecture series.
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Eugene Korn, PhD
The Holocaust precipitated crises in Western culture, Christianity and Judaism. This lecture examines these crises, how Christians and Jews can understand each other's faith after the Holocaust, and their religious responsibility to help ensure the flourishing of the human family in the 21st century.
Dr. Elizabeth Groppe of Xavier University will trace the development of the Catholic understanding of the theology of the People of God over forty-five Years of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue. Fruits of this dialogue within the Catholic Church include the affirmation that Jews and Christians share in the covenantal life of the God of Israel, remorse for the sins of Christians against the Jewish people, and a new appreciation for the ongoing spiritual vitality of rabbinic Judaism. Professor Groppe will consider an eschatological theology of Jews and Christians as a broken people who nonetheless remain covenant partners in pilgrimage to the mountain of the Lord (Isa 2:2-3).
Coalition for Mutual Respect Interfaith Seder
A bi-yearly event held at Iona College
Co-hosted by the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies and
the New Rochelle Coalition for Mutual Respect
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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