Evening of Roses
Darrell K. Terry, Sr., accepts his award at the 25th Anniversary Evening of Roses in 2018.
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.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sister Rose Thering Fund's 2020 Evening of Roses will be postponed to the fall. We will update the website as plans are confirmed.
Scholarship Awards Program
The SRTF teacher-scholars pose for a photo at the 2018 program.
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.
Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Endowed Lecture Series
Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf (center) poses with Michael Rubell and the panelists at the 2018 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 view photos from the ninth annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture, "Can Interreligious Dialogue Save the Planet?"