Sister Rose Thering
On Wednesday evening, October 14, at 7 p.m., the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies (SRTF) will present a virtual event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Sister Rose Thering (1920 – 2006).
Presentations honoring Sister Rose's legacy will be made by University President Joseph E. Nyre; Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R; Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, long-time friend and colleague of Sister Rose; Luna Kaufman, chairwoman emerita of the Sister Rose Thering Fund; Marilyn Rosenbaum, founding trustee of the Fund; Reverend Forrest Pritchett, Program Director of SHU's MLK Leadership Program, faculty adviser to the Gospel choir and adviser to several student organizations; and Imam W. Deen Shareef, a leader in interfaith efforts on the community and national stage; and Dr. David Bossman, founding Executive Director of the Fund. Monsignor C. Anthony Ziccardi, SRTF Interim Executive Director, will host the event.
Register here for the October 14th online event.
The event is free; registration is required.
Sister Rose's work as a teacher, scholar, writer and activist promoted Jewish-Christian dialogue, the study of religious understanding and a lifetime of leadership and influence at the forefront of changing attitudes about Church teachings.
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By the time of her death in 2006, Sister Rose had shared her vision of a world without religious prejudice in many countries and had shepherded the Sister Rose Thering Fund through its first 13 years. The Fund, founded in 1993, provides tuition assistance to New Jersey educators enrolled in Seton Hall's graduate program in Jewish-Christian Studies, enabling them to teach the lessons of the Holocaust and the importance of interfaith appreciation to students in all grade levels who attend public, private and religious-affiliated schools in the state.