The second event in the year-long series "Sixty Years of Building Bridges" will be the second annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in Jubilee Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to the lecture and reception that follows. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 761-9006.
Two speakers have been invited to discuss "Catholic-Jewish Relations since Nostra Aetate", Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D. and John Pawlikowski, Ph.D., while Seton Hall professor of Jewish-Christian Studies David Bossman, Ph.D. will serve as moderator.
Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Theology at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, has taught Holocaust Studies at Stockton College and Clark University and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. He has performed several important roles at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, particularly as overseer of its creation. A prolific author and editor Dr. Berenbaum has been praised for his description of contemporary Jewish thought in his outstanding book, After Tragedy and Triumph.
Dr. John T. Pawlikowski, who participated in the documentary Sister Rose's Passion about the life and work of Sister Rose Thering, is the second speaker. He is Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Pawlikowski has also studied the Holocaust in great depth enabling him to appreciate the ethical challenges facing the human community as it struggles to face responsibility for the future of humankind. He has served as an advisor to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Advisory Committee on Catholic-Jewish Relations, among other groups, and has written more than fifteen books on the topic he and Dr. Berenbaum will address, namely "Catholic-Jewish Relations since Nostra Aetate."
Dr. Wilf is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of the Sister Rose Thering Fund, sponsor of this lecture. Dr. Wilf has established an endowment to bring respected voices to Seton Hall University and the community at large.
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