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The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College is dedicated to the growth of new and mutually enriching relationships between Christians and Jews. The Center applies the scholarly resources of a Catholic university to the task of encouraging mutual knowledge between Christians and Jews at every level.

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Rabbi Abraham Heschel and Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J.

     

UPCOMING CENTER EVENTS

Rev. David Neuhaus, S.J.
Rev. David Neuhaus, S.J.

The Fifth Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Rev. David Neuhaus, S.J.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
4:00 p.m. in Stokes Hall S195 Auditorium, Chestnut Hill Campus

Rev. David Neuhaus, S.J. is the Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel. He is also the Coordinator of the Pastoral Care for migrant workers and asylum seekers, and he teaches at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Seminary and in the Religious Studies Department at Bethlehem University.

   

RECENT CENTER EVENTS

Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J. (1894-1949)
Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J. (1894-1949)

A Dedication Honoring Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial Center, designated Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J. as "Righteous Among the Nations" for having risked his life while saving hundreds of Hungarian Jews. Fr. Raile is one of very few Righteous buried on American soil. His grave is in the Jesuit cemetery at Weston, MA.


Fr. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College, delivered welcoming and introductory remarks. Prof. Deborah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, spoke on the historical context and heroism of Fr. Raile's actions.

"Raile Honored for Saving 100 Jewish People During the Holocaust" (The Heights, 4/11/16)
"Jesuit Honored for Saving Jewish Lives During the Holocaust" (Jesuits.org, 5/4/16)

Booklet on Fr. Jakob Raile, S.J. Please email cjlearning@bc.edu if you would like a hard copy.

 

CENTER NEWS

2017-2018 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invite applications for a one year visiting appointment (renewable for a second year) as the 2017-2018 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations. Full description and application details are available here. Applications are due by November 11, 2016.


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Adele Reinhartz

2016-2017 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the reappointment of Prof. Adele Reinhartz to the 2016-2017 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

 



 

The Jesuit Kaddish: Encounters Between Jesuits and Jews and Why These Might Matter to Us
Prof. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, delivered a talk at the College of the Holy Cross on October 26. Prof. Bernauer offered an overview of how Jesuits became a leader in dialogue with Jews and focused on encounters in the 20th century, with special attention on the historical context of the Holocaust.
Link to video of talk.

Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Previous John Paul II Lecture booklets and streaming videos are available here.

Center Event Videos
Streaming videos of past Center events are available here.

Center Reports
Center Reports, including the latest 2013-2015 Center Report, are available here.

Jewish-Christian Lecture Series
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites Boston College professors teaching a course with connections to Jewish-Christian relations to apply for a Jewish-Christian Lecture Series Sponsorship of a guest lecturer for his or her course.

Junior Scholars Research Grants
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invites undergraduate and graduate student applications for Junior Scholars Research Grants.

Student Travel Grants
The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning offers Student Travel Grants to support travel for academic opportunities related to the Center's mission.

Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
The Editorial Board of Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations is pleased to announce the latest upload to the journal. SCJR is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal available here.