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Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies

Director Fr. Etienne Emmanuel Vetö

2017-2018 Academic Program

Academic Year 2017-2018

New Academic Program To consult the Academic Program

The Centre

Rabbi David Meyer
From left to right: Prof. Yair Zakovitch, Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj and Dr. Maddalena Schiavo
From left to right: Prof. Yair Zakovitch, Fr. Marc Rotsaert, sj and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj
The Chief Rabbi of Rome, Dr. Riccardo Di Segni and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow
Prof. Daniel Boyarin and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj
From left to right: Rabbi Roberto Della Rocca, Rabbi Benedetto Carucci Viterbi and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj
Prof. Anna Foa
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 very 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


The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

Centro Cardinal Bea per gli Studi Giudaici

We are pleased to invite you to the Lectures by:

Rabbi Joseph Levi and Fr. Philipp G. Renczes, sj

“From the Centre to the Peripheries - From the Peripheries to the Centre: Jewish-Christian Relations”

Thursday, 16 novembre 2017 – 9:30am – 12:00pm

At: The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

Largo della Sanità Militare, 60 – 00184 Roma

For registration and information, please contact The Lay Centre:

To consult the file Locandina Lay Centre 16.11.2017.pdf

The video of the Lecture will be available by the end of November

Alberto Hurtado Centre for Faith and Culture
Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies

Prof. Abraham B. Yehoshua

“What is the Real Punishment of the First Murderer?
The Story of Cain and Abel”

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Pontifical Gregorian University


To consult the file Locandina 9 novembre Forum_Abraham Yehoshua.pdf

The videos of the Session that took place in Rom on October 18, 2017 will be available soon

International Symposium


Wednesday, October 18


The discovery of Philo and his Life of Moses in the writings of the Jews of the Renaissance
Joanna Weinberg, University of Oxford

L’esegesi filoniana: dall’incontro di culture all’incontro di tradizioni religiose
Massimo Gargiulo, Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University

Philo as One of the Main Inspirers of Patristic Exegesis and the Dialectics of Apophatic Theology
Ilaria Ramelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Don Lanfranco Bellavista, Piccola Famiglia - Montetauro
Mario Guaraldi, Editor
Rav Joseph Levi, SHEMÀ - Scuola di studi e cultura ebraica Margulies Levinas
Philipp G. Renczes, sj, Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University


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.”


To view all lectures of the Cardinal Bea Centre visit the YouTube channel . We also invite you to subscribe to the channel to be automatically updated (via e-mail) on all the new videos.


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).