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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.



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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 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 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.