Sister Rose Thering Fund declares Kristnallnacht Week

The Sister Rose Thering Fund chose to honor Kristallnacht by declaring the Nov. 9-17as Kristallnacht Week.

Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” occurred Nov. 9-10, 1938, when violent anti-Jewish protests broke out across the German Reich. Hundreds of windows broke due to the chaos, causing the ground to look as if it was covered in crystals.

Today, various events respect to those who died during Kristallnacht.

The Sister Rose Thering Fund, an organization that supports Jewish-Christian Studies, is dedicated to promoting inter-religious conversations at Seton Hall University.

Christy Cobb, a Journey of Transformation professor, said she thinks that Kristallnacht week is a great idea.

“I think it is very important that institutions of all types incorporate Jewish traditions and holidays into their campus event,” Cobb said. “Kristallnacht is an important event for those who are of Jewish descent but everyone can relate to it.”

“I love celebrating Hanukkah with my family and it is important for others to educate themselves on different cultures,” said junior Michael Bachrach. “The Sister Rose Thering Fund is doing a good thing.”

The Building Bridges Film Festival, also is being sponsored by the Sister Rose Thering Fund.

Six films will be shown that cover six decades of Jewish history.

To end Kristallnacht Week, Seton Hall University’s chorus performed the Kristallnacht Concert an Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Those who organize programming in conjunction with The Sister Rose Thering Fund said they hope that holding these events will help inspire others to continue building interfaith relationships and bring an end to anti-Semitism and all prejudice that is commonly seen in today’s society.

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