Xavier University and
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Sunday, October 14 - Monday, October 15, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The meeting began with a public program at Xavier University: "Why the Jewishness of Jesus is Important.” Speakers Arthur Dewey (Xavier University) and Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University) addressed the topic from different perspectives. A lively discussion period followed. The panel was moderated by Anne Heekin (Iona College).
At the dinner following the public program, the Council presented its Shevet Achim Award for Outstanding Contributions to Christian-Jewish Understanding to John Pawlikowski, Professor of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he also directs the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program in the school's Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Center. Testimonials were given by David Sandmel (CTU ), Victoria Barnett (United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum), Judith Banki (Tanenbaum Center), and Gemma del Duca (Seton Hill University).