Perelmuter Conference 2018: The Scholar and the Pew
The Scholar and the Pew: On Gaps and Bridges Between Scholarship and Community Leadership in Judaism and Christianity
Hosted by Catholic Theological Union in Partnership with University of Notre Dame
About the Perelmuter Conference
Rabbi Dr. Hayim Goren Perelmuter was the first Professor of Jewish Studies at Catholic Theological Union and the Rabbi of K.A.M. Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park. He made a deep and lasting impact on Jewish-Christian relations in the Chicago community and beyond. Rabbi Perelmuter co-directed the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union with Fr. John Pawlikowski for over three decades. The Perelmuter conference is dedicated to continuing Rabbi Perelmuter’s legacy of dialogue and friendship between Jews and Christians.
This Year’s Program and Speakers
April 9, 2018
Session #1: Dialogue Through Scholarship
Dora Lantos, Central European University: Between Tiszaeszlár and the Numerus Clausus: Lipót Huber (1861—1946) and his History of Blood Libels and Blood Murders: A Study of Jewish-Catholic Relations in Early 20th Century Hungary
Matthew Brady, Catholic Theological Union: “God’s Majestic Love:” The Covenantal Theology of Msgr. John Oesterreicher and Educating Catholics about Judaism
Chaim Saiman, Villanova University: The Halakhah of Jesus’ Trial: Three Rabbinic Approaches to Jewish/Christian relations, scholarly autonomy and communal responsibility
Ethan Schwartz, Harvard University: The Study of the Bible and the Life of Torah: Two Recent Models of Integration
Session #2: Boundaries of Jewish and Christian Dialogue in Premodern Times
Rachel Slutsky, Harvard University: The Priestly and the Monarchic: Two Models of Messianism in Early Jewish and Christian Literature.
Tom Wetzel, Loyola University Chicago: Turning the Church toward Israel: A Biblical First Step of Reconciliation and Witness
Yedida Eisenstat, Colgate University: Faith in Action: Is Rashi Responding to Paul?
Shapiro Lecture, 4 pm
Dr. David Novak: University of Toronto. Is Supersessionism a Barrier to Jewish-Christian Dialogue?
April 10, 2018
Session #3: Scholarship, Community, and Dialogue in Modern Material Culture: Art, Liturgy, and the Written Word
Benjamin von Bredow, University of Notre Dame: Scholars and Congregations in the Nineteenth Century Debates over Anglican Psalmody
Monika Czekanowska-Gutman, University of Warsaw: Gaps and Bridges in Jewish-Christian Dialogue as Reflected through Art: Representation of the Pietà in Modern Jewish and Christian Art
Adam Gregerman, Saint Joseph’s University: The Dissemination of Academic Scholarship in Contemporary Christian Statements on Jews and Judaism
Session #4: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and The Community: A Conversation Between Jews and Christians
Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame
Ann Astell, University of Notre Dame
Devorah Schoenfeld, Loyola University College
Josh Feigelson, University of Chicago
Register for the conference here.