The Graduate Program in Jewish-Christian Studies is pleased to welcome Joseph Benatov, Ph.D. as this year’s speaker for the online Teachers Study Day, and How the Bulgarian Jews Survived the Holocaust."
Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies
Welcome to the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies! Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher established the Institute at Seton Hall University in 1953. It is the oldest academic institution in the world dedicated to Catholic-Jewish relations.
Our values, mission and vision, flow from God's call to serve and be a blessing to the world. All three are guided by the underlying principles of the constitutions and decrees of the Second Vatican Council, especially Nostra Aetate and the Holy See's documents to implement the Church's relationship with the Jewish people.
Programs and Activities
In partnership with Seton Hall, the Institute promotes peacebuilding through three program areas:
Education is one of the most effective ways to instill understanding and mutual collaboration. Msgr. Oesterreicher therefore made it a priority to develop the world’s first Graduate Program in Jewish-Christian Studies in 1975. The program aims to build an internationally diverse community of leaders, scholars, educators and students.
Rabbi Alan Brill, Ph.D., delivered a lecture for The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies’ annual lecture in honor of the life and legacy of its founding director, Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher.
Rabbi Brill will present, “A Jewish View of Contemporary Ideas of the Trinity,” online as the 29th Annual Monsignor John. M. Oesterreicher Memorial Lecture on October 27, 2022. at 7:45 p.m.
Eli S. McCarthy, Ph.D. will present, “Nonviolence: Intersectional Praxis for Covid-19 and Systemic Racism,” online at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Monsignor John. M. Oesterreicher Memorial Lecture.