The Other Peace Process

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Oct 17, 2017 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines | Interreligious Israel

Drawing on personal experiences from his 25-year career as founding director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, Rabbi Ron Kronish describes the theory and practice of interreligious dialogue, education, and action in Israel and Palestine in the context of the political peace process. The Rev. Chloe Breyer and Iman Boukadoum of the Interfaith Center of New York join in brief responses to the author.

This event was co-sponsored by The JTS Library and the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue. Dr. Burton Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies and director of the Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue, JTS, served as moderator.


Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish is the founding director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel, and through his 25 years of service to this organization became one of the leaders in the field of interreligious dialogue in Israel and internationally. As a noted rabbi, author, and lecturer, he has spoken in synagogues, churches, mosques, universities and at national and international conferences in Israel, North America, Europe, and the Far East.

Educated at Brandeis University, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, NY, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Rabbi Kronish has published articles and essays on Jewish politics, faith communities and peacebuilding in Israel, as well as on education, culture and contemporary issues in America. He blogs regularly for the Times of Israel  and the Huffington Post. In addition, he has edited several books of essays, including Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel—Voices for Interreligious Dialogue (Paulist Press, 2015).