Saint Leo University to Hold a Dialogue on Antisemitism in the U.S.

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Following  the tragic shooting in Pittsburgh that killed 11 members of a Jewish synagogue, The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (CCJS) of Saint Leo University invites everyone to a dialogue on antisemitism in the United States today, facilitated by Rabbi Jason Rosenberg, of Congregation Beth Am, Tampa, and Dr. Matthew Tapie, Assistant Professor of Theology, and Director of the CCJS.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Saint Leo University
TECO Hall, Tapia Business Building
33701 FL-52 St. Leo, FL 33574

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Space is limited. This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in the garage on the West side of the University campus.
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The event is meant as an educational response to the murder of 11 congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27.  The CCJS is committed to promoting mutual respect, knowledge, and understanding through dialogue, study, and teaching. It was founded at Saint Leo University in 1998.

Saint Leo University and CCJS leadership have publicly condemned the synagogue attack and have made statements of support and solidarity to the congregation targeted and to all of the Jewish faith. Saint Leo University President Jeffrey Senese’s statement to the university community says, in part: “I implore each of us to continue to reach out to our Jewish brothers and sisters, to hold them in esteem, our warm embrace, and to offer the victims and families our  prayers, as we work with them and others to build a more peaceful society.”

Additionally, CCJS  Director Tapie wrote: “The attack is an assault on our Jewish brothers and sisters, the American tradition of religious freedom, and our shared human dignity.”

For more information on the event, or for special accommodations for parking, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf at Saint Leo at (352) 588-8041 or by email at