The Center for Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College is the premier institute of Jewish-Christian research, teaching, and encounter in Israel. The CSJCR is at the same time academic in orientation and also committed to building better relationships between communities on the ground. We offer programs aimed at student and scholars, clergy and laypeople, local Israelis and overseas visitors.
Jews and Christians share a unique relationship, both as distinct religious traditions that are inextricably linked and as communities with a long and complex history of interaction.
At the Galilee CSJCR, we recognize that Jewish-Christians relations are about far more than just theological differences. Drawing on many fields of study, including theology, scripture, language, history, and sociology, we aim to empower and equip Jews and Christians with the tools to engage each other and the complex world we face.
TEACH undergraduate courses to Israeli students related Jewish-Christian relations
SUPPORT international research in Jewish-Christian relations
ORGANIZE AND HOST public and invited lectures, seminars, and conference
LECTURE at synagogues, churches, and universities around the world
SPONSOR a sabbatical research program for visiting scholars and clergy
OFFER an intensive fellows program for students in Jewish-Christian Relations
DELIVER a summer program for overseas students
TEACH sessions for visiting Christian groups from overseas
CONTRIBUTE to national and international Jewish-Christian initiatives and organizations