Rabbi-in-Residence – Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, MN

As part of his residency, Rabbi Mordechai Levin, who met fellow Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis, delivered a lecture titled “Pope Francis and the Jewish People: From Catholic-Jewish Relations in Argentina to Catholic-Jewish Relations around the World.”

The Jay Phillips Center’s rabbis-in-residence program promotes the study of Judaism, with special emphasis on the relationship of Judaism to Christianity and other religions.  Along with presenting public lectures, the rabbis involved in this program serve as guest professors in classes and teach in other venues at the University of Saint Thomas and the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University.

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Joseph, MN
Founders Room (Quad 170), SJU
Monday, November 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.


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Rabbi Levin is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Munster, IN. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. In 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City for his years of dedicated service to the Conservative movement and the Jewish community...Full bio