Director's Greeting

Dear Friends,

In previous newsletters, I indicated that major changes were coming to the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies.

I can now tell you what they are. After fifteen years, the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (CCJS) has ceased to be an independent organization following the decision of the CCJS Board to dissolve and to donate the center’s assets to Saint Leo University (SLU). This carefully considered decision was made in order for CCJS to continue to grow and to take advantage more fully of Saint Leo’s resources and global reach. The center will now be a fully functioning part of Saint Leo University’s academic and administrative structure. The AJC will continue as an advisor to the center.

I can assure you that the mission and the strategic initiatives that mark the center’s respected place in the area of interreligious dialogue, academic programming, and community outreach will not change. Indeed, they will only go from strength to strength with the committed involvement of SLU president Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. and the guiding core values and mission of Saint Leo University.