A Jewish-Catholic Journey

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

We are also about to celebrate a very unique event. On May 19 at 4:00 PM we will host our brothers and sisters from Temple Sinai. This is in follow-up to their invitation to us to join in observance of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on November 9, 2018.

That event generated such mutual enthusiasm that we are reciprocating here at our church. We have invited Dr. Philip Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, to give the major address. Dr. Cunningham is a recognized national leader on this vital matter.

We will gather in our church at 4:00 PM for Dr. Cunningham’s presentation. Dinner will be served in our parish auditorium following the presentation.

We urge you to attend. Please RSVP to Mary Ann in the Church Office at 201-568-0545 or rectory@nullolmc.us.

A Jewish – Catholic Journey

Five Decades on the Jewish – Catholic Journey of Friendship: Moving toward Mutuality

May 19, 2019 4:00 pm

At Our Lady of Mount Carmel

10 County Road, Tenafly

Followed by Dinner and Discussion

RSVP to OLMC Church Office at rectory@nullolmc.us or 201-568-0545

Join us for the second in our dialogue series focusing on Jewish-Catholic relations since the groundbreaking declaration “Nostra Aetate,” in which the Second Vatican Council denounced anti-Semitism and its sources in Christian teaching. All are welcome to this unique opportunity to learn, share and foster community.


Five Decades on the Catholic-Jewish “Journey of Friendship”: Moving Toward Mutuality

Since the Second Vatican Council in 1965, interactions between Jews and Catholics have become more frequent and positive than ever before in history. Official and informal dialogues have multiplied, and religious leaders in both communities have reconsidered and reformed long-held ideas about each other in a process that still continues. Dr. Philip A. Cunningham, Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will explore how this unprecedented new relationship, which Pope Francis has called a “journey of friendship,” began, what both traditions are now teaching about each other, and the path forward in the future. There will be an informal dialogue with Rabbi Jordan Millstein and small group discussions about two recent important texts, one Jewish, one Catholic. A joint dinner at Mount Carmel is part of this program. Everyone is invited.

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