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Annual Events

Evening of Roses

2015 Evening of Roses

Katlyn Waldo, star dancer of Carolyn Dorfman Dance, performed a presentation from the company's "A Dance of Hope" at the 2015 Evening of Roses

Traditionally held in the spring of each year, this social, fundraising event aims to honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in furthering the legacy of Sister Rose Thering. The funds raised through this program and its commemorative ad journal help provide scholarships for teachers in graduate Jewish-Christian Studies, thereby fostering understanding among Jews, Christians and people of other religious traditions through advocacy and education.
The Sister Rose Thering Fund's 25th Annual Evening of Roses was a great success! Many thanks to all those who were a part of this memorable night. Click here to view photos from the event, or here to view our ad journal.

Scholarship Awards Program

Sister Rose Thering Fund scholarships

Students Anisa Medhi and Michael Durante pose after receiving their Sister Rose Thering Fund scholarships

Teachers and sponsors of their awards meet one another and receive a certificate honoring them for their academic work. Individuals speaking on topics geared to the interest of educators are invited to share and inspire.


Annual Sister Rose Thering Essay Competition

A statewide writing competition for high school students who have viewed and discussed the award-winning documentary Sister Rose's Passion. Information about and copies of the film are distributed to public, private and religious schools in cooperation with the New Jersey Commission for Holocaust Education. A committee of readers evaluates the hundreds of essays submitted to determine winners, first and second place for each grade 9-12. The winners, their teachers and families are invited to a reception on the Seton Hall campus and receive certificates, gifts and monetary awards.

Click here to view photos from our 2018 Spring Reception, honoring our essay contest winners and current scholars


Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Endowed Lecture Series

Dennis Ross at the Robbins Wilf Lecture 2017

Ambassador Dennis Ross (center) was the featured speaker at the 2017 Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture.

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf, founding trustee of the Sister Rose Thering Fund, prestigious lecturers are invited to Seton Hall to promote inter-religious understanding and dialogue. The lecturers themselves, from all areas of academia across the country, draw an audience from the entire University as well as the surrounding communities.

Click here to register for the Eighth Annual Robbins Wilf Lecture, "The Next Generation: Will the Story Survive?"

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