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Sister Rose’s Passion

November 13, 2022

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A celebration of the extraordinary life and work of Sister Rose Thering and her successful quest to rid Catholic School education of anti-Semitism. Rose was a young nun in the Dominican order, determined to stop the Catholic Church from teaching hate, and prove that the doctrine blaming Jews for the death of Jesus was irreconcilable with her notion of a loving God. Rose’s efforts paved the way for the historic Vatican II Council and the papal encyclical that reformed the Church’s teachings about Jews. She later became a renowned Holocaust educator and received the Courage to Care award from the Anti-Defamation League.





⇒ November 11-14, watch Oren Jacoby‘s Oscar-nominated film Sister Rose’s Passion on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our distinguished panel.  A link will be provided to all who register.




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Barbara Wind, a scholar of Jewish-Christian and Holocaust Studies, served as Executive Director of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest from 2000-2018. She is currently completing several non-fiction books, including Scaling the Mountain, a memoir-biography of Sister Rose Thering. A writer, journalist, playwright and poet, her publications include: The Myth of Jewish Non-Resistance During the Holocaust, Seton Hall University, 2001; Auf Asch Gehen, EOS Verlag 2005; articles in The New York Times, The Times of Israel, The Jewish Link, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), literary publications, and poetry anthologies. She expects to soon publish The Yoke of Night, a poetic memoir of the Holocaust written in 1944 by Jurek Zakrzewski, for whom she is the literary executor.

Screen Shot 2022-06-12 at 10.05.51 PMAfter serving 28 years as National Director and a total of fifty years with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Abraham H. Foxman, left, retired in 2015 and became National Director Emeritus. He is world-renowned as a leader in the fight against anti-semitism, bigotry and discrimination and speaks out on issues of global anti-semitism, the war on terrorism, church/state issues, religious intolerance and issues relating to the Holocaust. During his long and distinguished career, Foxman has had consultations with world leaders on every continent including the three most recent popes. Abraham Foxman was a hidden child in Poland during the Holocaust.

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Oren Jacoby, right, is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. His latest film, On Broadway (2021), tells the story of the rebirth of the Broadway Theater and New York City. He is currently directing a documentary about the fossil fuel industry and climate change. Sister Rose’s Passion was a winner of Best Documentary Short Film at the Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar. Shadowman (Amazon Prime) was the audience award runner-up at the Tribeca Film Festival. His theatrical adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man won the Joseph Jefferson Award for best new play adaptation. He is the Executive Producer of Julia and Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down.

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Dr. Jud Newborn, left, who will host and moderate the program, served as the Founding Historian of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. He is the author of the acclaimed Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, and he has presented his multimedia lecture programs at the United Nations and worldwide. He was awarded his PhD with Distinction by the University of Chicago following three years of fieldwork in Europe as a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, including hunting down former SS officers and working undercover for Poland’s “Solidarity” freedom movement. He was honored with the Anne Frank Center’s prestigious “Spirit of Anne Frank Award” and is the Emmy Award winning Producer of Special Celebrity Programs for Long Island, NY’s Cinema Arts Centre.


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November 13, 2022
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