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Headshot of Jordyn Barry MA '14."Following in Sister Rose’s footsteps, I hope to develop a deeper understanding, foster dialogue and facilitate programming amongst different religious communities. Being a part of the Jewish-Christian Studies program at Seton Hall is a fantastic local opportunity not only to learn about the important elements of history, tolerance and understanding, but also to educate others and carry on an important message begun by a wise woman." – Jordyn Barry, M.A. ’14


Headshot of Allan Janoff. "Sister Rose was a trailblazer long before her time, especially now, in this tumultuous time of prejudice. She understood that building a bridge between Christians and Jews helped make her a more well-rounded person. It was her determination and fortitude about righting the wrongs of social injustice that spoke to me, making me more mindful of the world around us." – Allan Janoff



Headshot of Phyllis Bruno. "Through the Sister Rose Thering Fund, I learned not only what prejudice begets, but also what kindness and inquiry can deliver." – Phyllis Bruno, social studies teacher, Franklin Township




"While I worked on Jewish-Christian relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Sr. Rose served as a valuable advisor to me in my work and provided helpful guidance on a wide range of related issues, including some of the crises in the Catholic-Jewish dialogue that took place in those years. May her memory be for a blessing!" – Dr. Eugene J. Fisher, Distinguished Professor of Theology, Saint Leo University

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