Saint Leo Presents Jewish and Muslim Leaders on Interreligious Dialogue

September 24, 2013

Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, and Qadi (Judge) Iyad Zahalka, head of the Muslim Sharia Court in Jerusalem, will discuss “The Other Peace Process–Interreligious Dialogue in the Service of Peace.” The speakers will share their thinking on grassroots efforts at peace-building. The event is being hosted by Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies.

The program will be presented twice on Monday, September 30. The first session is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Student Community Center, Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms, at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). An evening session is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa.

The free events are open to the public, but seating is limited—first-come, first-serve. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Abraham Peck, executive director of Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, (352) 588-7298 or

A live-stream of the Saint Leo University afternoon program will be available to members of the community here.

The event is sponsored by Congregation Beth Am, University Ministry, Saint Leo University, and West Central Florida Pathology Associates/Harvey Feld, M.D.