Kieval Institute Programs

Upcoming Programs

The Kieval Institute Fall Colloquium will take place on October 27-28, 2013. Dr. Zev Garber and Dr. Pheme Perkins will present on the topic, "The Jewish Jesus." Online registration available.


Recent Programs

On Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Norm (Serra Hall), the Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies presented the seventh annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. Rabbi Eugene Korn spoke on "The Holocaust and the Covenant: Reflecting on Our Future."

Dr. Daniel Grossberg, Associate Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at SUNY Albany, delivered the sixth annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Sarazen Student Union 241-43. He spoke on "Israel in Her Poetry: Ambivalent and Conflicted." The program was sponsored by the Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies.


 Previous Fall Colloquia

The Kieval Institute sponsors annual colloquia, open to all who are interested in a frank and stimulating discussion of academic issues pertinent to Jewish-Christian studies.  The colloquia attract participants from throughout the region, with interested clergy and laity from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts joining residents of the Capital District, as well as Siena faculty and students, in these discussions. From the beginning, these discussions have been both ecumenical and interfaith--not only have the colloquia featured the finest Jewish and Christian scholars, but the audience participants as well have come from the entire range of the community.


Twenty-eighth annual colloquium, November 4-5, 2012

Behind the Scenes at Vatican II
Judi Banki (Tannenbaum Center)
Philip Cunningham (St. Joseph University)

Brochure: Behind the Scenes at Vatican II


Twenty-seventh annual colloquium, October 16-17, 2011

They Will Teach You: A Conversation about the Book of Job
Robert Alter
Michael B. Dick
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard

Brochure: They Will Teach You


Twenty-fifth annual colloquium, December 6-7, 2009

Reassessing Josephus
Tal Ilan, Free University of Berlin
Steve Mason, York University

Brochure: Reassessing Josephus


Twenty-fourth annual colloquium, November 2-3, 2008

The Lure of the Apocryphal
Martha Himmelfarb, Princeton University
John J. Collins, Yale University

Brochure: The Lure of the Apocryphal 


Twenty-third annual colloquium, October 28-29, 2007

Dabru Emet and A Sacred Obligation.  Can We Talk Seriously to Each Other About God?
Ruth Langer, Boston College
Elena Procario-Foley, Iona College

Brochure: Dabru Emet and A Sacred Obligation


Twenty-second annual colloquium, October 29-30, 2006

What We Learn When We Teach
Sarah Tanzer, McCormick Theological Seminary
Ted Hiebert, McCormick Theological Seminary

Brochure: What We Learn When We Teach 


Twenty-first annual colloquium, October 30-31, 2005

What Jewish Studies can Teach Catholic Studies
Robert Goldenburg, Stony Brook University
W. T. Dickens, Siena College

Brochure: What Jewish Studies can Teach Catholic Studies 


Twentieth annual colloquium, October 24, 2004
(held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Council of Centers of Jewish-Christian Relations)

I, Thou, and ? (Nostra Aetate Approaches 40)
William McConville, OFM, Raleigh, NC
Paul Mendes-Flohr, The University of Chicago

Brochure: I, Thou, and ?