Launching Alvernia’s multiyear commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, and inaugurating a new university initiative on interfaith dialogue, Rabbi Howard Abel Hirsch will share his perspective on the Second Vatican Council’s impact on Jewish-Christian relationships.
Rabbi Hirsch is president and founder of the Center for Christian- Jewish Dialogue and a professor of theology at Regis University.
He is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Shalom for all of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Educated at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, he is an honors graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, where he earned a master’s degree in Hebrew literature, his rabbinic ordination, and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity. He pursued post-graduate studies in religion and philosophy at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, California.