Past Kieval Institute Programs

Past Kieval Programs

Here are some of the past fall and spring colloquia that the Kieval Institute has offered.

Past 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.

Thirty-first annual colloquium, October 30-31, 2016

Writing the Sacred: Scribes in Christianity and Judaism
Kim Haines-Eitzen, Cornell University
Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Temple Sinai

Brochure: Writing the Sacred

Kieval Institute Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate (Fall 2015)

On Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., the Kieval Institute joined the Interfaith groups of the Capital Region in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. The event, which replaced the Fall Colloquium this year, took place at the Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary at the College of St. Rose.

Thirtieth annual colloquium, November 2, 2014

Imagining Sacred Space
Joan Branham, Providence College
Steven Fine, Yeshiva University

Brochure: Imagining Sacred Space

Twenty-ninth annual colloquium, October 27-28, 2013

The Jewish Jesus
Dr. Zev Garber, Los Angeles Valley College
Dr. Pheme Perkins, Boston College

Brochure: The Jewish Jesus

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 ?


Past Spring Colloquia

On March 11, 2015, Dr. Tal Ilan of the Free University of Berlin delivered the ninth annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. She spoke on "New Discoveries in Elijah's Cave."

On May 1, 2014, Fr. Dennis Tamburello, O.F.M., Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College, delivered the eighth annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. He spoke on the topic "Interfaith Adventures in Israel."

On April 25, 2013, Rabbi Eugene Korn delivered the the seventh annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. Rabbi Korn spoke on "The Holocaust and the Covenant: Reflecting on Our Future."

On April 26, 2012, Dr. Daniel Grossberg, Associate Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at SUNY Albany, delivered the sixth annual Town of Colonie Jewish Association Lecture. He spoke on "Israel in Her Poetry: Ambivalent and Conflicted."