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               Meet our speakers and guides

Yehezkel Landau:

Co-founder and administrative Director of OPEN HOUSE: Center for Jewish-Arab Coexistence and lecturer at several institutions in Israel on Jewish tradition and spirituality and issues of peace, justice and reconciliation. Graduate of Harvard University (social relations: psychology, religion and education); Harvard Divinity School (Jewish-Christian relations) and Jerusalem Academy of Jewish Studies.

Jacques Briend:

Rector of Ratisbonne Pontifical Institute, Christian Center of Jewish Studies - Jerusalem

Pierre Lenhardt:

Member of the Fathers of Sion, Professor Emeritus, Ratisbonne Pontifical Institute - Jerusalem, Professor of Jewish Studies, Institut catholique de Paris

Franz Bouwen:

Member of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers); editor of Proche orient chrétien; consultant to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; member of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church; member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. Graduate of theological universities in Rome and Athens, specializing in Eastern theology, ecumenical relations and Islam

Petra Heldt:

Lutheran Evangelical Minister in Jerusalem; lecturer at Hebrew University, Jerusalem on Church Fathers; lecturer at Ratisbonne Pontifical Institute on The Church Fathers and the Jewish Sages: Approach to the Bible

Anne Catherine Avril:

Sister of Our Lady of Sion, professor at the Ratisbonne Institute and lecturer at the University of Bethlehem (formation of guides) and at the Biblical Center, Ecce Homo; graduate of the Institut catholique de Paris (theology with specialization Jewish studies), the faculty of sciences of Paris

Riki Bodenheimer:

Director of Dept of Education Yad Vashem Institute for Holocaust Studies, Jerusalem

Katherine Wolff:

Sister of Our Lady of Sion, Directress of the study program for English speaking students and lecturer at the Ratisbonne Pontifical Institute; holds doctorate in theology from the St. Georgen Faculty (Frankfurt) specializing in Judaism and Jewish-Christian relations

Dina Wardi:

Lecturer and therapist at "AMCHA" - Israeli Center for Psychosocial Support of Holocaust Survivors; graduate of The Hebrew University Jerusalem; The University of California, Berkely (social work); San Francisco Gestalt Institute and the Institute of Group-Analysis, London

Maureen Fritz:

Sister of Our Lady of Sion, President of the Bat Kol Institute (Jerusalem), lecturer and retreat director; Graduate of the University of Alberta, Fordham University and the University of Ottawa (doctorate in religious studies) with post-graduate research in Biblical and Talmudic Studies at The Hebrew University Jerusalem

Michael McGarry:

Paulist Father, Rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and member of the Advisory Committee to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on Catholic-Jewish Relations (USA); graduate of St. Michael's College (University of Toronto) with studies at The Hebrew University Jerusalem

Pesach Schindler:

Director, Israel Office, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Center for Conservative Judaism and Director of Education at the same institute; lecturer at Beit Hamidrash for Jewish Studies, Yad Vashem Institute, David Yellin Teachers Seminary; graduate of New York University (education), Yeshiva University, Toronto Jewish Teachers' Seminary and Brooklyn College (music and Hebrew) with post doctoral studies at the Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, Hebrew University

Ada Spitzer:

Professor at Hebrew University, Jerusalem; lecturer at Ratisbone Pontifical Institute on Jewish Midrash and Jewish Tradition; lecturer at Schechter Institute , Jerusalem

Ron Kronish:

Rabbi, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI); graduate of Brandeis University, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Harvard University (doctorate in philosophy and history of education) is author and lecturer on interreligious relations in Israel, the peace process , Israel: a state of the Jews or a Jewish state? Religious and cultural pluralism in Israel, changes in Israel-Diaspora

Mounib Younan:

Evangelical Lutheran Bishop, Jerusalem Israel; lecturer of ICCI (Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel)

David Rosen:

Orthodox Rabbi; Director of ADL Office in Jerusalem; President of International Council of Jews and Christians; Vice President of ICCI (Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel); internationally renowned lecturer on Jewish questions and Jewish-Christian relations

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