Michael Wyschogrod
Scholarship Fund

Continuing His Legacy in Jewish-Christian Relations


Memorial Event

A memorial event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Michael Wyschogrod will take place on Monday, Oct. 31st at 55 Lexington Ave in Manhattan. Program begins at 6pm.

His Works

A defender of Israel’s particularity, Michael Wyschogrod’s writings demonstrated a bold return to biblical sources on how G-d approaches the Jewish people.

Scholarship Information

The scholarship offers tuition aid for undergraduate juniors & seniors as well as graduate students of Bible, Theology and Religion who display academic achievement and commitment to advancing Jewish-Christian relations.

Apply for Scholarship

Scholarship application requirements include an essay, letter of reference, personal photo, proof of enrollment and application processing fee. Eligibility for scholarship funds are for undergraduate junior, senior or graduate students.

About Michael Wyschogrod

A pioneer in Jewish-Christian Relations
The man.
The life.
The legacy.

Born in Berlin in 1928, Michael Wyschogrod became a revolutionary Jewish thinker and an activist for Jewish-Christian dialogue. Educated as a child within the Orthodox yeshiva world, Wyschogrod studied philosophy at City College of New York. Influenced by Kierkegaard’s work, he found himself drawn into the study of Christian Theology and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1953.

His professional career included teaching philosophy at several CUNY colleges. He served as the head of the Philosophy Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York and was appointed Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Houston. His most famous academic works include: The Body of Faith, Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity, and Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations.

  • September 28, 1928

    Michael Jacob Wyschogrod is born in Berlin

  • 1955

    Marries Edith Sarah Shurer

  • 1968

    Enters faculty of Baruch College

  • 1989

    “The Body of Faith – God in the People Israel” is published

The Center for Jewish- Christian Understanding and Cooperation In partnership with The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center & The Baruch College Department of Philosophy Celebrated the Jewish-Christian Relational legacy of The late Dr. Michael Wyschogrod On October 31st in New York City.

Board of Directors

Members of the Michael Wyschogrod Scholarship Fund Board of Directors
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David Nekrutman

Executive Director
David Nekrutman is a writer, director, columnist, public speaker, and a pioneer in Jewish-Evangelical Christian relations. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation and co-founder of the Day to Praise global initiative.
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Rabbi Eugene Korn, Phd.

Academic Director
Dr. Korn is a popular teacher who lectures widely in universities, synagogues, Jewish organizations, and educational institutions across the United States, Israel and Canada. Rabbi Korn serves as the Academic Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation.

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