The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding is governed by a Board of local civic, religious and academic leaders.  Hosted and endorsed by Muhlenberg College, the IJCU seeks to facilitate dialogue and interaction between Jews and Christians with innovative programs that draw especially on the academic and community resources of the Lehigh Valley and the Mid-Atlantic region.  The IJCU benefits from the advice and support of its National Advisory Council, which consists of leading figures in the Christian and Jewish communities across the country.

Dr. Charles Brooks, Chair
Gastroenterologist, Allentown PA

Dr. Jessica Cooperman
Jewish Studies Director & Asst. Professor, Religion Studies, Muhlenberg College

Ms. Gail Eisenberg
Senior Lecturer, Business & Director, Internship Program, Muhlenberg College

Dr. Kathy Harring
Provost, Muhlenberg College

Dr. Hartley Lachter

Director, The Berman Center for Jewish Studies, Lehigh University

Mr. Michael Prokup, Esq.
Noonan & Prokup, Allentown, PA

Ms. Pamela Weiss, Vice-Chair
First Presbyterian Church, Allentown


Mr. Joseph Scheller
Retired, CEO, Silberline Manufacturing


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