College of Arts and Sciences
About the Sister Rose Thering Fund

Fostering understanding through education and inter-religious cooperation since 1993, the Sister Rose Thering Fund began as a supporting wing of the Department of Religion at Seton Hall University. Sister Rose Thering served as administrator, recruiting educators and raising funds to defray tuition costs, until her retirement in 2005. More »


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Academic Programs and Activities

The Sister Rose Thering Fund supports students studying in the graduate program of Jewish-Christian Studies in the Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers a comprehensive curriculum leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Jewish-Christian Studies, as well as a Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies.

Courses explore the biblical-traditional sources and the relationship between Jews and Christians through the ages, providing a critical analysis of the values and resources deriving from each group in historical and cultural perspectives.  The program helps educators explore lessons of lasting social significance, countering the destructive power of prejudice, anti-Semitism ethnocentrism and bigotry born of ignorance. It promotes personal and societal benefits of mutual cooperation through understanding.

Interreligious Virtual Media Library

The Interreligious Virtual Media Library (VML) for Jewish-Christian Studies is an interactive archive for materials relating to Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. The VML contains links to archival materials on Monsignor John Oesterreicher, Sister Rose Thering, video clips, lesson plans, time lines, and upcoming events of interest to people engaged in Jewish-Christian studies.  Proceed to VML »

Board of Trustees and Faculty

The SRTF Board consists of persons of diverse backgrounds dedicated to support Jewish-Christian Studies as an effective means to allay prejudice through inclusive education.  More »

Faculty Associated with the SRTF

Scholarship Assistance


The Sister Rose Thering Fund provides tuition assistance funds for educators. Assistance is available for both Master's Degree Program and for non-matriculation graduate status. More »

Contact Us

Sister Rose Thering Fund
(973) 761-9006
Fahy Hall Rm. 242

Contacts for the Fund

Executive Director:
David Bossman, Ph.D.
Telephone: (973) 761-9770
E-mail: David.Bossman@shu.edu

Fund Administrator:
Marilyn Zirl
Telephone: (973) 761-9006
E-mail: Marilyn.Zirl@shu.edu

SRTF Newsletter

Sister Rose Thering

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