Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, founding President of the Jewish Life Network, will speak on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Conaton Board Room of Schmidt Hall on the Xavier campus. This event is free and open to the public. Greenberg will address “Jewish-Christian Relations: from Supersession and Contempt to Pluralism and Partnership.”
This event is the inaugural presentation of the Rockwern Lecture Series. The Series represents another significant step in the deepening relationship between the Jewish community and
Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg is an ordained Orthodox rabbi, a Harvard Ph.D. and a scholar. He has been a seminal thinker in confronting the Holocaust and in the reestablishment of the State of Israel as historical, transforming events. Greenberg is the founding President of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation. Its mission is to create new institutions and initiatives to enrich the inner life of American Jewry. Recognized as one of the preeminent figures in Jewish-Christian relations, Greenberg is a prolific author on the subject. For the Sake of Heaven and Earth argues for a pluralist theology that commands followers of each religion to embrace the unique contributions of the other.
“Rabbi Greenberg’s invitation comes as a direct response to a request by Xavier students in a Jewish-Christian dialogue class I taught (with Professor Sarah Melcher) last year,” said Rabbi
The Rockwern Charitable Foundation was funded by Dr. J. Sumner Rockwern in 1997. Its numerous philanthropic activities include constructing a visitors center at
The Rockwern Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Rockwern Charitable Foundation, The Office of the President,