A. James Rudin

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A. James Rudin is an American rabbi noted for his work in inter-religious affairs.[1]

He was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a 1957 graduate of Wesleyan University. Rudin was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1960.

He joined the staff of the American Jewish Committee in 1968 and retired in 2000 after serving for many years as 2000 National Interreligious Affairs Director.[1][2]

He was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and Judaica at Saint Leo University in 2002.


  • "Person of Reconciliation" Award from the Polish Council of Christians and Jews in Warsaw, 1997
  • Joseph Award given by the Villa Nazareth, a Pontifical Institution, 1997
  • International Council of Christians and Jews awarded him its Interfaith Medallion, 1999
  • Eternal LIght Award, St. Leo University, 2007[3]


  1. ^ a b Rudin, James A., Rabbi - profile Archived June 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ James Rudin retires from career of interfaith dialogue by BRIANNE KORN, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, June 2, 2000 [1]
  3. ^ The Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies - About Us Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.