Rabbi David Rosen “Lessons from the Rabbi to Three Popes”

New Interfaith Initiatives:  A Global Perspective with Rabbi David Rosen


Rabbi David Rosen, the “Rabbi to Three Popes,” recently led the largest and most senior delegation of Muslim leaders to Auschwitz.  He is the International President of Religions for Peace, and AJC’s Jerusalem-based Director of International Interreligious Affairs.


Join with other local interfaith leaders for an inspirational report on efforts for reconciliation and interfaith relations.


Rabbi David Rosen with Pope Francis at the Vatican

“Interreligious dialogue is an essential component

in facilitating peaceful reconciliation in international relations

for the wellbeing of our world as a whole”

– Rabbi David Rosen


Rabbi Rosen is the Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews; and the Jewish representative on the Board of Directors of the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious Dialogue. He was part of the Israeli team that negotiated full relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See, and is a past chairman of the IJCIC, the Jewish umbrella organization for interfaith relations. In 2005, the Pope made Rosen a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in recognition of his contribution to Catholic-Jewish reconciliation; and in 2010 he was named a Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his interreligious work. Rabbi Rosen was one of the founders of Rabbis for Human Rights. From 1979 to 1985, Rosen was Chief Rabbi of Ireland; and before that served as senior rabbi of the largest Jewish congregation in South Africa.


Registration is free but required for security purposes. Registration at ajc.org/sanfrancisco/davidrosen-cbj



Co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and Congregation Beth Jacob.