Rabbi David Sandmel

Rabbi David Sandmel, Interfaith Director, ADL
  • Rabbi Sandmel is the Crown-Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he has taught courses on Jewish Views of Jesus, Second Temple and Rabbinic Literature, and Abraham’s Children, which he team taught with a Roman Catholic theologian and a Muslim imam. He has co-led interfaith travel courses in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and is the author of a number of publications on Jewish history, Judaism, and the Jewish relationship with Christianity, Catholicism and other faiths.
  • He has served on the boards of a variety of communal organizations, including the Central Conference of American Rabbis, where since 2001 he has chaired its Committee on Interfaith Activities. He is a longtime representative to the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, and chairs the Catholic-Jewish Scholars Group co-sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and the Jewish Federation/Jewish United fund of Chicago.
  • Rabbi Sandmel earned his doctorate in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the History and Literature of Judaism and Christianity in the Greco-Roman World. He received his Rabbinic Ordination and Masters in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies from Ohio State University.
  • Rabbi Sandmel is the Crown-Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he has taught courses on Jewish Views of Jesus, Second Temple and Rabbinic Literature, and Abraham’s Children, which he team taught with a Roman Catholic theologian and a Muslim imam. He has co-led interfaith travel courses in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and is the author of a number of publications on Jewish history, Judaism, and the Jewish relationship with Christianity, Catholicism and other faiths.
  • He has served on the boards of a variety of communal organizations, including the Central Conference of American Rabbis, where since 2001 he has chaired its Committee on Interfaith Activities. He is a longtime representative to the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, and chairs the Catholic-Jewish Scholars Group co-sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and the Jewish Federation/Jewish United fund of Chicago.
  • Rabbi Sandmel earned his doctorate in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on the History and Literature of Judaism and Christianity in the Greco-Roman World. He received his Rabbinic Ordination and Masters in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. He holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies from Ohio State University.