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Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies

Director Fr. Etienne Emmanuel Vetö

2018-2019 Academic Program

Academic Year 2018-2019

New Academic Program To consult the Academic Program

The Centre

Prof. Abraham B. Yehoshua, Prof. Maddalena Schiavo, Mrs. Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn and Prof. Alberto Camplani
Background: Fr. Etienne E. Vetö, ccn and Prof. Marco Ronconi
Prof. Massimo Gargiulo
Fr. Etienne E. Vetö, ccn and Rabbi Joseph Levi
Background: Dr. Mario Guaraldi
Rabbi David Meyer
The Chief Rabbi of Rome, Dr. Riccardo Di Segni and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow
From left to right: Rabbi Roberto Della Rocca, Rabbi Benedetto Carucci Viterbi and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj
Mr. Hubert and Mrs. Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn
and Dr. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony
H.Em. Kurt Cardinal Koch and Rabbi Dr. Abraham Skorka

The Cardinal Bea Centre of the Gregorian University - taking its name and inspiration from the far-seeing vision of the Jesuit Augustin Bea, the principal architect of the Declaration Nostra Aetate - is dedicated to the promotion of a theological knowledge and understanding of Judaism - from both a Jewish and a Christian perspective - as well as the teaching, research and academic exchanges between Christians and Jews, in order to foster a mutually enriching relationship.

Notice Board of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies

International Panel

Jewish Jesus Research and Questions of Christology”

Prof. Daniel Boyarin, University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Walter Homolka, University of Potsdam
Prof. Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University
Prof. Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa
Prof. Etienne Vetö, Pontifical Gregorian University
Prof. Gabriele Boccaccini, University of Michigan
Prof. Peter Dubovsky, Pontifical Biblical Institute

20 June, 2018

Watch the recorded Panel by clicking on the title above

To consult the file Flyer_final 20 June 2018.pdf


Pope Francis at the Synagogue of Rome, Sunday, January 17, 2016:

“In fact, the theological dimension of Jewish-Catholic dialogue deserves to be more thorough, and I wish to encourage all those involved in this dialogue to continue in this direction, with discernment and perseverance. From a theological point of view, it is clear there is an inseparable bond between Christians and Jews.”


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Characteristics and goals of the Centre:

 proposes courses and seminars on a deeper study of Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations to train specialists of Jewish studies as well as students who desire to deepen their knowledge of Judaism coming from various faculties and institutions of the Gregorian University, e. g. the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Philosophy.

 contributes to the research on Jewish Studies, in particular to the development of a Christian theology of not only the “Old Testament”, but of Judaism and the Jewish people, using the resources of the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute.
In particular, thanks to the SIDIC Collection (Service International de Documentation Judéo-Chrétienne, founded in 1965 and donated to the Gregorian University by the Sisters of Sion in 2002), the Library of the Gregorian today has at its disposal a heritage in the field of Jewish-Christian relations which is considered one of the most important in the world.

 engages in international academic exchanges of professors and students with institutions in various countries, in particular with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and other institutions of higher learning in Israel, in the United States and Europe.

 organizes lectures and conferences, meetings with the Jewish Community in Rome and Italy, international events for specialists, students and the wider public in order to foster the growth of knowledge concerning Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations, help overcome prejudices and constitute a platform for dialogue and interaction.

2-year Postgraduate Diploma and 1-year Diploma

Students enrolled in the Centre as studenti ordinari (fully registered) can earn a 2-year Postgraduate Diploma (120 ECTS) and a 1-year Diploma (60 ECTS).