Fostering understanding through education and inter-religious cooperation since 1993, the Sister Rose Thering Fund began as a supporting wing of the Department of Religion at Seton Hall University. Our mission is to advance Sister Rose’s legacy by fostering understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians and people of other religious traditions through advocacy and education. Sister Rose Thering served as administrator, recruiting educators and raising funds to defray tuition costs, until her retirement in 2005. More »
Courses explore the biblical-traditional sources and the relationship between Jews and Christians through the ages, providing a critical analysis of the values and resources deriving from each group in historical and cultural perspectives. The program helps educators explore lessons of lasting social significance, countering the destructive power of prejudice, anti-Semitism ethnocentrism and bigotry born of ignorance. It promotes personal and societal benefits of mutual cooperation through understanding.
The Interreligious Virtual Media Library (VML) for Jewish-Christian Studies is an interactive archive for materials relating to Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University. The VML contains links to archival materials on Monsignor John Oesterreicher, Sister Rose Thering, video clips, lesson plans, time lines, and upcoming events of interest to people engaged in Jewish-Christian studies. Proceed to VML »
Board of Trustees and Faculty
The SRTF Board consists of persons of diverse backgrounds dedicated to support Jewish-Christian Studies as an effective means to allay prejudice through inclusive education. More »