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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.

  
  
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Jesper Svartvik

2020-2021 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jesper Svartvik to the 2020-2021 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations.

Book Cover: Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance

Jesuit Kaddish:
Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance

Prof. James Bernauer, S.J.

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning is pleased to announce the publication of Fr. James Bernauer, S.J., Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center: Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance (Notre Dame Press, 2020).

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Hebrew Psalms and the Ultrecht Psalter: Veiled Origins
Prof. Pamela Berger

The Center is pleased to announce the publication of Prof. Pamela Berger: Hebrew Psalms and the Ultrecht Psalter: Veiled Origins (Penn State University Press, 2020). One of the themes in this book was originally presented in a paper given at a Corcoran Conference sponsored by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. 

Alon Confino
Alon Confino

The Seventh Annual John Paul II Lecture in Christian-Jewish Relations
Between the Holocaust and the Nakba: When Genya and Henryk Kowalski Challenged History, Jaffa 1949
Prof. Alon Confino

Prof. Alon Confino delivered the Center's Annual John Paul II lecture on February 9, 2020.
A streaming video of the event is available here.

Journal of Jesuit Studies

Special Issue of Journal of Jesuit Studies
Fr. James Bernauer, S.J., the Kraft Family Professor and Director of the Center, is the Guest Editor of the issue of Journal of Jesuit Studies that is devoted to the Jesuits who have been recognized as Righteous by the Holocaust Center in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem. The Journal is an open access one and the entire issue is available here.

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 2017-2019 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.
Special CFP on antisemitism for Vol. 15 (2020)