Rabbi David Rosen

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Rabbi David Rosen

"Director of the American Jewish Committee's Department for Interreligious Affairs and the Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, Rabbi Rosen serves on the leadership of several international interreligious organizations.

"Formerly Chief Rabbi of Ireland, he is the Chairman of IJCIC, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, a broad-based coalition of Jewish organizations representing world Jewry to other religions.

"Among various awards and honors, Rabbi Rosen is the first Israeli and the first Orthodox rabbi to receive a papal Knighthood, conferred on him for his contribution to Jewish-Catholic reconciliation." [1]

"He is an International President of Religions for Peace (WCRP); Honorary President of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ); and serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the World Congress of Imams and Rabbis. Rabbi Rosen is a member of the World Economic Forum's C-100, a council of 100 leaders formed for the purpose of improving relations and cooperation between the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. He is on the Executive of the World Council of Religious Leaders; and is also a member of the Elijah Institute's World Board of Religious Leaders. He is a founder of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel that embraces some seventy organizations in Israel involved in interfaith relations (ICCI)...

"Thereafter he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Ireland during which time he also served on the Academic Council of the Irish School of Ecumenics. He returned to Israel in 1985 to take up the appointment of Dean at the Sapir Center for Jewish Education and Culture in the Old City of Jerusalem and subsequently became Professor of Jewish Studies at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. At that time he also served as the Anti Defamation League's Director of Interfaith Relations in Israel and as the ADL's co-liaison to the Vatican. In 1997 he was appointed to the position of Director of the ADL Israel office. He assumed responsibility for the interfaith activities of the American Jewish Committee in the Spring of 2001 and he is based in Jerusalem." [2]

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  1. Home, Rabbi David Rosen, accessed August 21, 2008.
  2. Biography, Rabbi David Rosen, accessed August 21, 2008.
  3. Executive Committee, Community of West and Islam Dialogue, accessed September 7, 2008.
  4. Advisory Council, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, accessed August 21, 2008.