The Arthur and Constance Goodman Lecture

Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (left) and Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg (right)
Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs and Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg

Thursday, April 7
7 p.m. CT

HYBRID: Rauenhorst Ballroom (Coeur de Catherine) and Zoom

Join us for an evening with Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs and Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg on the topic of "Intergenerational Trauma, Resilience, and Hope: Dialogue with Jewish and Indigenous Leaders," in conversation with St. Catherine University associate provost Dianne Oliver.

This panel is part of ongoing conversations at St. Catherine University about our relationships with our Indigenous and Jewish neighbors, addressing aspects of historical trauma, resilience, and hope. We, the St. Kate's community, can learn from the esteemed panelists about this important topic in relation to the actions we have been doing and the continued work we can do as a community. As an aspect of ongoing dialogues, the panel assists us in thinking about ways we can contribute to a better future.

The Goodman Lecture is an endowed lecture with a mission of strengthening Jewish-Christian understanding.


Event Details:
  • RSVP by Friday, April 1.
  • Online attendees will receive the Zoom access link prior to the event.
  • COVID Guidelines: Masks are optional for all fully vaccinated and boosted individuals in most non-academic settings on campus. Full details can be found here.

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About the Speakers

Reverend Jim Bear Jacobs

Born in St. Paul, Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (above, left) is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, an American Indian tribe located in central Wisconsin. He has degrees in pastoral studies and Christian theology and has served various churches as youth minister, adult Christian educator, and director of Men’s Ministries. Presently he is parish associate at Church of All Nations Presbyterian Church. He is a cultural facilitator in the Twin Cities and works to raise the public’s awareness of American Indian causes and injustices. He is the Director of Community Engagement and Racial Justice for the Minnesota Council of Churches. Additionally, he is the creator and director of “Healing Minnesota Stories,” a program of the Minnesota Council of Churches dedicated to ensuring that the Native American voice is heard in areas where it has long been ignored.

Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg

Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg (above, right) became a rabbi in order to learn her people’s diverse and nuanced histories, tell stories, and create spaces, ritual, and organizing that helps transform our relationships to past, present, and future. She is a collective member of the Radical Jewish Calendar project, and organizes with Matir Asurim: Jewish Care Network for Incarcerated People and as part of the Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council. She is a writer and teacher on integrating trauma-informed pedagogy into Jewish education, ritual and organizing, and authored Introduction to Trauma, Healing and Resilience for Rabbis, Jewish Educators and Organizers, published by Reconstructing Judaism.