Seton Hall University

Join us for our Eleventh Annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture

Featuring guest speaker, Rachel Slutsky, Ph.D.

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Rachel Slutsky, Ph.D.

Sunday, November 13, 2022
1 - 4 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 107

The Sister Rose Thering Fund is pleased to welcome this year's guest speaker for its annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture, Rachel Slutsky, Ph.D., visiting professor at Seton Hall University, who will present "Why Bother with Interfaith Dialogue? A Jewish Woman's Ongoing Journey Through Mosques, Monasteries, and Buddhist Temples."

Slutsky is the Monsignor John Oesterreicher Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations in Antiquity at Seton Hall University, where she teaches courses on ancient Jewish literature, identity and the relationship between Jews of the Second Temple period with the early Jesus movement. Slutsky recently completed her doctorate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University, where she held the Isadore Twersky Fellowship 2021-22.

Her writing explores the ways in which ancient and modern discourses employ Jewish law to cultivate communal self-understanding in juxtaposition to other Jews and the non-Jewish world more broadly. Slutsky is currently working on her first monograph, tentatively titled The Gentile Enigma: Divine Law and Identity in Early Judaism, based on her dissertation.

This event is free and open to the public through the generosity of the Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture Endowment.

Kindly register by Friday, November 4.

About the Sister Rose Thering Fund 

The SRTF began as a supporting wing of the Graduate Department of Jewish-Christian Studies, which is currently a graduate program in the Department of Religion. Our mission is to advance Sister Rose’s legacy by fostering understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians and people of other religious traditions through advocacy and education. Sister Rose Thering served as administrator, recruiting educators and raising funds to defray tuition costs, until her retirement in 2005.

For more information, please contact Yolanda Sheffield Williams at (973) 761-9006 or srtf@shu.edu.

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