Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
January 2014
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Abe Peck, Executive Director, Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies

Letter from the Executive Director

Happy 2014! The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies wishes you a year of health, happiness, and peace.

This newsletter is the first to be sent to you via Saint Leo University. It is another step in the center’s full integration into the infrastructure of the university. This step will allow the CCJS the opportunity to reach a much larger audience with information about upcoming events, issues of importance to interreligious dialogue/action, and ways for you to play an even greater role in the life of our institution.

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How the Jews Saved an Irish Christmas in the Bronx

By Thomas D. Kersting

Enjoy the story of how one kindly toy store owner made a lasting holiday impression on a young boy in New York City.

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Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish StudiesCredit: Daniel Estrin

What Do You Preach to a Church Full of Jews on Christmas?

Reporter Daniel Estrin

“The Jewish crowd at midnight Mass presents a delicate challenge”—a reporter describes the atmosphere not far from Bethlehem.

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Upcoming Events

January 28
Professor Mary Christine Athans
“In Quest of the Jewish Mary”

Franciscan Center, Tampa
5:30 p.m.

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In Quest of the Jewish Mary
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Helpful Links

Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

Council of Centers on Jewish Christian Relations

International Council of Christians and Jews

Woolf Institute


Contact Us

Web: www.saintleo.edu/ccjs
Email: abraham.peck@saintleo.edu
Phone: (352) 558-7298

January 29
Professor Mary Christine Athans
“In Quest of the Jewish Mary”

Panel discussion: “Mary, Mother of Jesus, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”
Saint Leo University
2 p.m.

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February 18
Professor Susannah Heschel
“Praying with My Legs: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Struggle for Civil Rights in America”

Saint Leo University
2 p.m.

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February 18
Professor Susannah Heschel
Rabbi A. James Rudin Lecture
“No Religion Is an Island: Interreligious
Dialogue and the Legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel”
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Tampa
7 p.m.

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