Interfaith Event in NYC: Our Better Angels

The Jewish Theological Seminary
Union Theological Seminary

invite you to join us for the three-part series

Our Better Angels
Religious Leaders Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11


The Reverend Dr. Serene Jones
President of the Faculty and Roosevelt Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary and author of Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World

Dr. Ingrid Mattson
Immediate past-President of the Islamic Society of North America, Professor of Islam at Hartford Seminary, and author of The Story of the Quran: Its History and Place in Muslim Life


Rabbi Dr. Burton L. Visotzky
Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies, Director of the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary, and author of Sage Tales: Wisdom and Wonder from the Rabbis of the Talmud

Each event will feature dynamic interactions among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders as they discuss the resources within their traditions for dealing with trauma, mourning, and healing. Each discussion will be followed by a meditative musical offering by world-class musicians.

The Program

Monday, May 30
TRAGEDY in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions
featuring Triptych by Robert Sirota as performed by the Chiara String Quartet

Monday, June 6
MOURNING in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions
featuring Bach’s English Suite as performed by pianist Simone Dinnerstein

Monday, June 13
HEALING in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions
featuring Bach’s Sonata #2 in D Major for Harpsichord and Cello
as performed by harpsichordist Kenneth Cooperand cellist Fred Zlotkin

All sessions will be held at

6:30 p.m.


St. Paul’s Chapel
209 Broadway (at Fulton Street)
New York City

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited; reservations are required for each session. To register, or for additional information, call (917) 310-4923
or email

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow sufficient time for registration,
and have photo ID available.

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