Panel on Edith Stein to be held at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – "Jew, Catholic, Saint: Edith Stein and the Prospects for Jewish-Catholic Dialogue" will take place Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel, which will be introduced by Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., president emeritus, and moderated by Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies (CISS), will include:

Debórah Dwork, the Rose Professor of Holocaust History and director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at Clark University, earned her Ph.D. from University College, London.  She is the author of the critically acclaimed Children With a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe, which has been translated into German, Italian and Dutch and is the subject of a documentary released by the Canadian Broadcasting Company.  Her most recent book, co-authored with Robert Jan van Pelt, Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present, received both the National Jewish Book Award and the Spiro Kostoff Award.

Elizabeth Carr, Chaplain to the College/Advisor to Catholic Studies at Smith College, earned her Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.  She recently gave a lecture, entitled "The Mystical Poetry of Edith Stein," at the Carmelite Monastery in Brighton; she participated in the Edith Stein Symposium at the Baltimore Carmelite Monastery in November 1998.

Marianne Sawicki, the translator for the collected works of Edith Stein, earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.   Currently a research fellow at the Erasmus Institute at the University of Notre Dame, she has written and lectured on Edith Stein extensively.

Alan Avery-Peck, the Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies at Holy Cross, earned his Ph.D. from Brown University.  Author of The Priestly Gift in Mishnah, A Study of Tractate Terumot, Mishnah's Division of Agriculture, A History and Theology of Seder Zeraim and four volumes of translation of and commentary on Talmudic treatises, he is also the editor of the The Annual of Rabbinic Judaism: Ancient, Medieval and Modern.

The event is sponsored by the Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies, CISS, and the Kraft-Hiatt Fund.