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Center for Christian-Jewish Learning


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.


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



Zion and Zionism in Jewish and Christain Thought and History
Dr. Raphael Jospe
April 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Cushing Hall 333, Chestnut Hill Campus
Dr. Raphael Jospe will be speaking in Prof. Ruth Langer's "Jews and Christians: Understanding the Other" class. All are welcome but space is limited. Please email if you would like to attend

Fourth Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Prof. Susannah Heschel (Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College)
October 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Stokes Hall S195 Auditorium, Chestnut Hill Campus




Photo of Adele Reinhartz
Adele Reinhartz

2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Adele Reinhartz to the 2015-2016 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.


The Center invites applications for the 2016-2017 Corcoran Visiting Chair. Applications are due November 13, 2015. Application details are available here.


Streaming Videos of Keynote Lectures from the Center's March 2015 "Righteous Among the Nations" Conference
Pere Marie-Benoit, Rescuer of Jews in Marseille and Rome: His Character, Achievements, and Impact
Dr. Susan Zuccotti, author of Pere Marie-Benoit and Jewish Rescue
Defying their Own Regime: German Rescuers of Jews
Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, Yeshiva University, former Director of the Department of the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem

J.S. Bach's St. John Passion: A Performance and Discussion on Anti-Semitism
On February, 27, 2015, Boston Baroque performed J.S. Bach's well-known and controversial oratorio St. John Passion for the first time ever. Prof. James Bernauer, SJ, Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, spoke as part of the pre-concert panel discussion on anti-Semitism. Video of panel discussion.

Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
On February 16, 2014, Rev. Dr. Christian M. Rutishauser, S.J., Provincial of the Swiss Jesuits, delivered the Center's Third Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations, The Jewishness of Jesus: Renewing Christian Appreciation. Lecture Booklet.
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 Bulletins
Center Bulletins, including the 2011-2013 Bulletin 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.