Jewish-Catholic Studies Seminars at Iona College

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Shared Roots, Divergent Paths Series, Intermarriage: Catholic and Jewish Perspectives
Monday, February 13, 7:30 pm, Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Reverend James Lougran Director Graymoor of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, Rabbi Gordon Tucker Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, and Dr. William Egelman of Iona College will present Catholic and Jewish perspectives on the sensitive question of intermarriage. This event is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, Westchester Regional Office.

The Holocaust and Coming to Terms with the Past in Post-Communist-Poland
Thursday, March 8, 7:30 pm, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
The silence about the Holocaust in Poland after WWII was partly the effect of Communist ideology, partly the result of the painful memory of helplessness that many Poles experienced, and partly a consequence of the shame of witnessing the often barbaric behavior of one’s own people. Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz, director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland will deliver the lecture.

The People of God and Vatican Two after 45 Years of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue
Rabbi Michael A. Signer Memorial Lecture Series
Thursday, March 22, 7:30 pm, Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Dr. Elizabeth Groppe of Xavier University will consider how Jews and Christians remain covenant partners in pilgrimage to the mountain of God.

Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World’s Most Notorious Nazi
The William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration Series
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm, Thomas J. Burke Lounge, Spellman Hall
Author and photojournalist Neal Bascomb will describe his research about Eichmann’s capture.
This event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center and the Jewish Studies Program at Purchase College.

All Programs are Free and Open to the Public
For information, please contact Dr. Elena Procario-Foley at (914) 637-2744 or
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