Meeting Program


Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College

Sunday, Nov 1 - Monday, Nov 2, 2015




 11:00 a.m. Check-in at the Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton Hotel. (Check-in is officially at 3 p.m., but rooms may be available earlier. Luggage can be stored at the hotel if necessary.)
 11:45 a.m. Shuttle Bus from Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton Hotel to Gasson Hall on the Boston College campus.
 12 noon  Light lunch: Gasson Hall Library
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

CCJR Panel 1: Gasson Hall Library

Understanding Interreligious "Fault Lines:" Insights from Post-Holocaust Conversations"

Dr. Victoria Barnett (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum);  Responses: Dr. Tim Crain (Seton Hill University), Ben Barer (Hebrew College). Moderator: Rev. Dr. Kevin Spicer (Stonehill College).

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College's Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Nostra Aetate

3:00 p.m.   

Public Keynote Address: Devlin Hall 008 Auditorium

Boston and Nostra Aetate

Prof. James O’Toole, (Boston College)

4:00 p.m.    

Public Panel: Devlin Hall 008 Auditorium

Relations with Jews and the Diverse Christian Communities of Boston

Panelists: Rabbi Or Rose (Hebrew College); Rev. Michael McGarry (Paulist Center); Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace (Andover-Newton Theological School); Rev. Dr. Demetrios Tonias (Annunciation Cathedral of Boston).

5:45 p.m.        

Reception: Gasson Hall Rotunda

6:30 p.m.

CCJR Dinner: Gasson Hall Room 100

Bestowal of the 2015 Shevet Achim Award

Honoree: Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg

Tributes: Dr. Celia Deutsch (Barnard College), Rabbi Dr. Daniel Lehmann (Hebrew College), Rev. Dr. Peter Pettit (Muhlenberg College)

8:30 pm  Shuttle Bus from Gasson Hall at Boston College to the Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton Hotel.


All events today occur in the Murray Function Room in the Yawkey Center.

8:30 a.m.

Shuttle Bus from Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton to Yawkey Center on the Boston College campus

9:00-10:30 a.m. 

CCJR Panel 2:

On the Jewish Response to Nostra Aetate

Rabbi Dr. Irving Greenberg

Responses: Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn (Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Collaboration), Sara Lee (emeritus director, Rhea Hirsch School of Education, HUC-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles).

10:45 a.m. - noon Annual Business Meeting
12:00 noon

Lunch  (SCJR Advisory Board meeting)

1:00-2:30 p.m.  CCJR Panel 3:  

Implications of Current Research on Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity for Christian-Jewish Relations Today

Panelists: Dr. Angela Kim Harkins (Boston College), Dr. Adele Reinhartz (University of Ottowa),  Dr. Thomas Stegman (Boston College); Moderator: Dr. Arthur Urbano (Providence College). 

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-4:15 p.m.

CCJR Panel 4:

Creating Intersections between Christian-Jewish Relations, Theologies of Religious Pluralism, and Comparative Theology

Panelists: Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill (Seton Hall University), Rev. Dr. Francis X. Clooney, SJ (Harvard Divinity School), Bethany Slater (Boston College). Moderator: Dr. Adam Gregerman (Saint Joseph's University).

4:15-4:30 p.m.  Conclusion of Meeting and Departures