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Meyer-Schreiber Lecture Series

Focusing on modern Jewish Studies

The Meyer-Schreiber Lecture Series

Funded through a generous gift from the Herb & CeCe Schreiber Foundation, focuses on modern Jewish Studies, especially relations between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and commemorates the friendship between the late Ben Meyer, a professor from the Department of Religious Studies, and philanthropist and businessman Herb Schreiber.

Past lectures have been:

  • Mary Boys (Union Theological Seminary, New York) and David Fox Sandmel (Director of Interfaith Affairs at the Anti-Defamation League): “What Our Grandparents Couldn't Have Imagined: 50 Years of Jewish-Christian Relations.” A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration Nostra Aetate, on the Church’s Relation to Non-Christian Religions. (2015–2016)
  • Mark Cohen (Princeton University): “Modern Myths of Muslim Antisemitism” (2014–2015)
  • Dr. Stefan Reif (Cambridge University): “Lessons from the past: what ancient Jewish manuscripts teach us about inter-faith relations” (2013–2014)
  • Robert Ventresca (King’s University College, Western University): “Pius XII and the Jews: Between History and Myth” (2012–2013)