Lux Center honors Thering, friend to the Jewish people | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Lux Center honors Thering, friend to the Jewish people 


The Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will sponsor the Sister Rose Thering Award Dinner on May 19 at 6 p.m. at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The Sister Rose Thering Award is given to individuals who demonstrate a lifelong dedication to furthering interreligious relations. 

The award is a tribute to Sister Rose Thering, a Roman Catholic nun from Racine. Throughout her lifetime, Thering worked to educate new generations about the evils of the Holocaust and to rid Catholic textbooks of anti-Jewish sentiments. 

Rabbi Ronald Shapiro and Rev. David Cooper will be honored at the award dinner. To attend or pay tribute to the honorees, visit the Lux Center website at 

-Sofia Rubinson