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Fr. Hans Zollner, SJ, Director, IADC, Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome)


Jessi Roemer

SING: A Jewish Interfaith Musical Event

Featuring: Jessi Roemer

January 16, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Hemmingson Center North Ballroom
Gonzaga University

Free and open to all.

Jessi Roemer’s music will touch your heart and inspire your spirit. Spiritual, rhythmic, and soulful, her work brings ancient and modern text to life, traversing continents and history. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Jessi has performed, taught, and led prayer throughout the US and in Israel. Her most recent album, PRAISE, is a collection of new Jewish songs to be sung in communal settings; she specializes in bringing people together in song.

Jessi grew up in the Washington D.C. area, surrounded by her mother’s Yiddish, Hebrew, and American Folk music, cantorial melodies, and the Bluegrass-Klezmer music of the Fabrangen Fiddlers. Her music is also influenced by American blues, pop, and jazz, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Reflecting her roots, influences, studies, and travels - which include having spent the 90s living in Jerusalem - Jessi’s original music is a 21st-century hybrid of European, Middle Eastern, Sephardic, North and South American styles. Jessi is a Hazzan (Cantor) ordained by ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She currently serves as the Hazzan of Society Hill Synagogue in Center City Philadelphia, PA. More at jessiroemer.com.


Featuring: Jessi Roemer

January 17, 2020 | 5:30 PM

Hemmingson Center Room 201
Gonzaga University

Free and open to all.

Both events are sponsored by: Department of Religious Studies; Center for Public Humanities; Faculty Senate Speakers Committee; Jewish Community Friends of the Jewish Bulldogs; Office of Mission & Ministry; Raymond Reyes, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Contact Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein, PhD with questions. Goldstein@gonzaga.edu  


 Portrait of Daniel Matt


How the Kabbalah Reimagines God

Featuring: Dr. Daniel Matt

January 31, 2019 | 5:30 PM
Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium
Gonzaga University

Free and open to all.

Sponsored by: Religious Studies Department, Center for Public Humanities, and the Gonzaga Speaker Series

Contact Rabbi Dr. Elizabeth Goldstein with questions. Goldstein@gonzaga.edu

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Portraits of Etty Hillesum and Therese of Lisieux

Holiness and the Desire for God in a Secular Age

The 2018 Bernard J. Tyrrell, S.J. Lecture in Philosophy of God, and Theology

Randall S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
This lecture explores the lives of the Holocaust victim, Etty Hillesum, and the French saint, Thérèse of Lisieux, as models of holiness who can speak to our lives in the secular age.

April 2018

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"The Church and Her Scriptures" is a series of free public lectures on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, in honor of Prof. Patrick J. Hartin. - February 2016.

Dr. John Kelsay: "The Debate over Islamic State Group: Muslim Perspectives on Religion and Politics" - January 2016

Dr. Christina Astorga: "Theological Bioethics" - April 2014

Dr. Christina Astorga: "Not a Shot Fired" - December 2013

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