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Education Enrichment Weeks In Autumn 2017; New Women's Program In January 2018 

Educational Enrichment Website

Join us at Tantur for a new set of programs starting in the Fall of 2017!

Educational Enrichment Weeks are four thematic weeks that come out of the Three Month Continuing Education Program; designed for those who have been to the Holy Land before and do not have the time for one of our standard Tantur Continuing Education Programs. Each Educational Enrichment Week is a special opportunity to deepen your understanding in a specific area with programming that includes lectures, text studies, discussions, presentations by experts in the field, excursions and encounter with the historical and local realities, as well as food, art, and music. Each week will be accompanied by an authority in the field. This year, we are offering four weeks: Biblical Studies, Islam, Judaism, and Ecumenism.   To learn more about these exiciting new programs, and to register, please click here

We also will be launching a new program designed and led by women of the Holy Land, entitled Hakimah. This program will last from January 9th-22nd. For more information, please click here.

Tantur, Jerusalem Global Gateway Staff Visit Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem 

June 2017 Patriarchate Masson McDougall Smith

In June of 2017, Rev. Russ McDougall, rector of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Rev. Robert Smith, Director of the Notre Dame Jerusalem Global Gateway and Frederic Mason, Director of the Tantur Program Office met His Most Godly Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem. During the meeting the representatives of Tantur and the University briefed His Beatitude on the various programs and initiatives that were taking place at Tantur, and discussed possibilities for future cooperation. His Beatitude articulated his experiences on ecumenical, interfaith and social concerns in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. At the conclusion of the meeting, a mutual exchange of icons occurred along with a blessing from His Beatitude.