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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.
View our photos and ad journal from the 2017 event.

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.

2017 Essay Competition Announcement Letter and Guidelines

Click here to enter the 2017 Essay Competition.


Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Endowed Lecture Series


Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture Can We All Get Along

Speakers Joseph Montville, Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz and Anisa Mehdi provided unique perspectives in answering the question, "Can We All Get Along" at the November 6, 2016 Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture. A reception followed in the Atrium at Jubilee Hall.

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 for info and to register for the November 12, 2017 Lecture

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