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Associated Programs

Institute for Judaeo-Christian Studies

The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies is a leading center of expertise committed to the mission of developing, encouraging and increasing the collaborative peace-building efforts of Jewish and Christian scholars, theologians, educators and students.

Established in 1953 at Seton Hall University, we are the oldest institution in the world dedicated to Catholic-Jewish relations and founder of the only Jewish-Christian Studies graduate program in the United States. This graduate program was incorporated into Seton Hall University's Department of Religion in 2010 and continues to serve as a model for eliminating prejudice through understanding.

The Institute has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship aid to students who are matriculated in the M.A. program in Jewish-Christian Studies program and in the M.A. in Theology with a concentration in Judaeo-Christian Studies program at Seton Hall. These scholarship recipients compose an international body of students from diverse faith backgrounds from around the world and come from various walks of life. Many have continued their graduate studies and/or have earned their doctoral degrees in various scholarly fields at schools such as Fordham University, UC Berkley, Jewish Theological Seminary, McGill University and The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas and are applying the knowledge and skills they have gained across a broad spectrum of professions, vocations and specialties such as primary and secondary education, diplomacy, social welfare, humanitarian relief, Catholic and Protestant ministries, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  Learn more »

Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies

The Sister Rose Thering Fund began in 1992 as a supporting wing of the Graduate Department of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University.  More information »