8 2015

The Third Annual Sister Rose Thering, OP Jewish/Catholic Program (JFM)

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Edgewood College Washburn Heritage Room, Regina Hall
Monroe Street Campus
Madison, WI

Hannah Rosenthal and David Bossman will lead this special evening of remembrance, conversation and learning: Nostra Aetate – In Our Time: Celebrating 50 Years, Building Bridges In Our Time.

Members of Madison’s Jewish and Christian faith communities are invited to gather for a dinner event as we mark the 50th anniversary of a major breakthrough in Jewish-Catholic relationships and remember Sister Rose Thering, O.P.’s contribution, as well as other significant Wisconsin voices in breaking down barriers between Judaism and Christianity. Gathered for food, friendship and storytelling, we will explore who and what is needed in our time.

Reservations are required for this event. To RSVP, contact Becky Rice, RRice@edgewood.edu or 663-4222 by Wednesday, October 7th. Please indicate any special dietary restrictions.

Sister Rose Thering, OP was a woman ahead of her time for our time. She devoted her professional life of teaching and learning to enhancing the relationship between Roman Catholics and Jews. Her doctoral study was instrumental in the seminal declaration of Nostra Aetate issued by the council known as Vatican II in 1965 whose purpose was in part to heal the historic breach between the Catholic Church and Judaism.

Hannah Rosenthal is currently President and CEO of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. She worked in the State Department from 2009-2012 as the Special Envoy and head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

David Bossman is professor of Jewish-Christian Studies and Executive Director of the Sister Rose Thering Fund for Education in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. Bossman knew and worked with Sister Rose at Seton Hall.

Presented by Edgewood College and UW Hillel, with support from the Jewish Federation of Madison