Educational Institutions

Educational Institutions
Educational Institutions
Institutions of Higher Education
American University of Madaba (AUM)
The American University of Madaba (AUM) is a not-for-profit university in Jordan, established in 2005 by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and officially inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein in May 2013.
Faculties: Engineering, Science, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Business and Finance, Architecture and Design, Languages and Communication
AUM Board of Trustees
President:                           Prof. Mamoun N. Akroush
                                         [email protected]
President assistant for academic  affaires:
                                         Prof. Wadie T. Abed
President assistant for administrative and executive affaires:
                                         Mr. Adnan Sahawneh
                                         [email protected]
Address:                             P.O.B. 2882
Amman 11821 Jordan
Tel: (05) 329 44 44; Fax: (05) 329 44 50
                                         Email: [email protected]
                                         Website: www.aum.edu.jo
Bethlehem University
Bethlehem University was founded,on the initiative of the hierarchy and those responsible for education in the diocese, at the College run by the Christian Brothers (Collège des Frères) in Bethlehem. Under the direction of three American Brothers, the University opened its doors on October 1, 1973.
Faculties & Institutes: Arts, Business Administration, Science, Education, Nursing & Health Sciences, Hotel Management & Tourism, Community Partnership
Address:                                  Frères Street
                                         P.O.B. 9 - Bethlehem
                                         Tel: (02) 274 12 41/2/3
                                         Fax: (02) 274 44 40
                                         Email: [email protected] 
                                         Website: www.bethlehem.edu 
Mailing Address:                    P.O.B. 11407 - 9111301 Jerusalem
Chancellor:              The Apostolic Delegate,
                                         H.E. Msgr. Adolfo Tito Yllana
Vice Chancellor:                    Bro. Peter Bray, F.S.C.
Vice President for Academic Affairs:
                                                Dr. Irene Hazou
Vice President for Finances:          
                                         Mr. Youil Anastas
Vice President forHuman Resources &Administrative Affairs:
                                         Bro. Stephen Touhy, F.S.C.
French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem
Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem
L’École Biblique et Archéologique Françaisewasfounded as L’École Pratique d’Études Bibliques on November 15, 1890 by Father Marie-Joseph Lagrange, O.P. (1855-1938), within the Dominican Saint Stephen’s Monastery.It was the first graduate school for biblical and archaeological studies in the Holy Land. Conducted by the Dominicans,it was recognized, in 1920, by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of Paristhus becomingÉcoleBibliqueet ArchéologiqueFrançaise. it In 1983, the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome granted l’ÉcoleBiblique the right to confer the degree of Doctor of Biblical Sciences.
Revue Biblique, a quarterly review of studies and research
Etudes Bibliques, scientific monographs
Cahiers de la Revue Biblique, short scientific monographs
Address:                                  83-85 Nablus Road/DerekhShekhem
                                                P.O.B. 19053 - 9119001 Jerusalem
                                         Tel: (02) 535 90 50; 
                                         Website: www.ebaf.edu
Director:                            R.P.  Olivier Poquillon, O.P.
                                         [email protected] 
Vice-Director:                    R.P. Anthony Giambrone, O.P.
                                         Ext: 250;
Secretary:                           R.P.  Olivier Thomas Venard, O.P.
                                         Ext: 253; [email protected] 
Treasurer:                          Rev. Kevin Stephens, O.P.
                                         Ext: 230/235;   
                                         [email protected] [email protected] 
Librarian:                           R. P.  Bernard D. Ntamak Songué, O.P.
                                         Ext: 222/240
                                         [email protected] 
German Academic Study Program – Dormition Abbey
The German Academic Study Program in Jerusalem is an Institute of Biblical and Theological Studies designed to serve students of various German-speaking Faculties of Theology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is conducted in association with the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm in Rome with which it was affiliated by decree of the Congregation for Catholic Education on May 21, 1973.
Number of professors: 25-30
Dean of the Institute: Prof. Dr. Johanna Erzberger
Address:                             German Academic Study Program
                                         Dormition Abbey - Mount Zion
                                         P.O.B. 22- 9100001 Jerusalem
                                         Tel: (02) 565 53 00 (Secretary)
                                                (02) 565 53 01 (Dean)
                                                (02) 565 53 60 (Assistant)
                                         Fax: (02) 565 53 37 (Secretary)
                                         Email: [email protected]
                                         Websites: www.studienjahr.de
Polis – The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
«Polis - The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities» is an institution founded in 2011 to improve the learning of biblical languages and classical humanities in general. It was created in partnership with the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome, Italy).
Headquarters:                    Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
                                         Piazza Sant’Apollinare 49,
                                         00186 Roma, Italy
Polis – The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
Dean:                    Christophe Rico
Address:                      8 Ha Ayin Het Street - 9511208 Jerusalem
                               Tel: +972 (074) 701 10 48
                               Fax:  +972 (074) 702 19 31
                               Email: [email protected]
                               Website: www.polisjerusalem.org
Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI)
The Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem was founded in 1913, as an opportunity for the students and faculty of the Institute in Rome to further their studies with a particular focus on the geography, history and archaeology of the Holy Land. The present premises were inaugurated in 1927. The Institute continue to serve as a study centre in Jerusalem, offering courses for students of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and the Pontifical Gregorian University, as well as formation programmes for members of the Society of Jesus.
Director:             Rev. Josef Mario Briffa, S.J.
Address:            Pontifical Biblical Institute
                           3 Paul Emile Botta Street
                           PO Box. 497
                           9100401 Jerusalem
Email:                  [email protected] or [email protected]
Studium Theologicum Salesianum
Jerusalem Campus of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS),
Faculty of Theology
As the Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University, the STS was erected by decree of the Congregation for Catholic Education on 2nd February 2011. It has inherited the legacy of the Study Centre founded in1929.
The STS aims particularly at the theological formation of Salesian candidates to the priesthood. It is also open to students from other religious congregations, as well as to diocesan and lay students. In academic activities the medium of communication is English.
Degrees and Diplomas: Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Diploma in Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism, Diploma in Biblical Geography and History.
Headquarters:                       Università Pontificia Salesiana
                                         Piazza Ateneo Salesiano, 1
                                         00139 Roma – Italy
Jerusalem:                       StudiumTheologicumSalesianum
Address:                             Salesian Monastery – Ratisbonne
                                         26 Rehov Shmuel Hanagid
                                         P.O.B. 7336
                                         9107202 Jerusalem
                                         Tel: (02) 625 91 71; (02) 625 70 68
                                         Fax: (02) 625 91 72
                                         Email: [email protected]
                                                    [email protected]
                                         Website: www.jerusalem.unisal.it
President:                Fr. Andrzej Toczyski
Mobile: 053 729 34 79
Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF)
Established in 1924, the StudiumBiblicumFranciscanum (SBF) of Jerusalemis the Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology of the Pontifical «Antonianum» University in Rome. The SBF offers degree and non-degree programs of studies in biblical interpretation and in archaeology. Associated with the SBF is the Custody of the Holy Land’s School of Theology, the StudiumTheologicumJerosolymitanum (STJ: see the following section).
Liber Annuus, Annual journal of studies and research. Publishes biblical, linguistic and archaeological studies. It also includes preliminary reports on the excavationsconducted by the professors of the SBF and their collaborators
CollectioMaior, Final reports on archaeological excavations, historical-archaeological monographs, and miscellaneous works on biblical, patristic and archaeological studies.
Collectio Minor, Archaeological excavations, monuments and texts of early Christianity in the Middle East.
Analecta, Exegetical and patristic research, texts for studying biblical languages.
Museum, Monographs and studies concerning the SBF Museum.
Guides, Illustrations of archaeological sites.
Address:                                Flagelation 4 Via Dolorosa
                                             P.O.B. 19424 - 9119301 Jerusalem
                                         Tel: (02) 627 04 44 (information)
                                                 (02) 627 04 85 (secretariat)
                                                Email: [email protected]
                                         Website: www.sbf.custodia.org
Chancellor:                 Most Rev. Massimo Fusarelli, OFM
Rector:                    Rev. Agustín Hernández Vidales, OFM   
Dean:                       Rev. Rosario Pierri, OFM
Secretary:                 Elisa Chiorrini
Tantur Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies
Createdby Pope Paul VI, the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem  opened in 1972 to foster a better understanding between Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans and Protestants. The Institute is under the jurisdiction of the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and operates in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame in the United States.
Address:                   Tantur Ecumenical Institute
                               P.O.B. 11381 - 9111301 Jerusalem
                               Tel: (02) 542 29 00
                               Fax: (02) 676 09 14
                               Email: [email protected]
                               Website: www.tantur.org
Rector:                               Fr. John M. Paul, SJ
                               Email: [email protected]
Biblical Enrichment Centers & Institutes
Center for Biblical Formation
Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion, the Center for Biblical Formation aims to help students deepen their knowledge of the Bible, increase their understanding of the Jewish roots of Christianity, and gain a better knowledge of the land where the biblical events took place. It is open to all Christians, priests, religious or lay, who wish to live an authentic experience in the Holy Land in today’s context.
Programs are offered in English, French and Spanish.
Address:                                  Ecce Homo Convent
                                         41 Via Dolorosa
                                         P.O.B. 67597 - 9119001 Jerusalem
                                         Tel: (02) 627 72 92
                                         Fax: (02) 627 67 97
                                         Email: [email protected]
                               Website: www.biblicalformationcenter.com
Director:                                 Sr. Margaret Zdunich, NDS
                                         Email: [email protected]
Administrator:                    Mrs Vicky Tutundjian
                                         Email: [email protected]
Registrar:                                Mrs Anne Ben Сhachar
                                         Email: [email protected]
Institute Saint-Pierre de Sion – Ratisbonne: Bat Kol Christian Center for Jewish Studies
Founded in 1970 by the Brothers of Sion in the spirit of Nostra Aetate, the now called ‘Bat KolChristian Center for Jewish Studies’ aims to offer Christians a place to studyJudaism in contact with the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. The emphasis is on discoveringJewish sources by studying the fundamental texts of Jewish Tradition and their interpretation.
Programs are offered in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Address:                             Saint-Pierre de Sion – Ratisbonne
                                         26 Shmuel Hanagid
                                         P.O.B. 768 - 9426904 Jerusalem
                                         Website: www.ratisbonne.org.il
Director:                            Br. Elio Passeto, nds
                                         Email: [email protected]
Secretary:                           Br. NayonNigel Melo Cezar, nds
                                         Email: [email protected]
Domus Bethaniae Monastery
Diploma sulle origini cristiane (DOC), Diploma on Christian OriginsE-Sheikh Street, 16Mount of OlivesJerusalem20 students (19 priests and 1 lay person)
The Domus Bethaniae is a monastery, entrusted to the Neocatechumenal Way, in which a study center is erected, recognized by the Vatican Dicastery for Education and Culture, promoted by the Pontifical Lateran University (PUL) and in agreement with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In this center the students experience an academic year of immersion in the Holy Land, recognized as a year of Licentiate studies in Sacred Theology, to be continued at the PUL.
Director:  Fr. Francesco Giosuè VOLTAGGIO
Mob.: +972 559912291
E-mail: [email protected]
Collaborator José David ALBEZA ASENCIO
Mob.: +972 524212442
E-mail: [email protected]

Collaborator Fr. Pierangelo PEDRETTI
Mob.: +39 3475726479
Spiritual Father:   Fr. Giampaolo (Pino) PRONZATO
Mob.: +972 528487879
Latin Patriarchal Seminary of Jerusalem
Established in Jerusalem in 1852 by Patriarch Valerga, the Seminary formes diocesan priests for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem who principally serve in Palestine, Jordan, Israel and Cyprus. It is also open to students from otherCatholic Institutions / Orders, as well as from Sister Churches, who wish to have their formation in the Holy Land in the Arabic language. The curriculum is comprised of an introductory year of spirituality, two years of philosophy, a year abroad, followed by four years of theology, a year of pastoral experience in one of the parishes, plus a year in the seminary to complete the final thesis and comprehensive exams before ordination to the priesthood. The Seminary is affiliated to thePontifical Lateran University in Rome, which enables the students to receivethe degree of Bachelor of Philosophy and Theology. Courses are taught in Arabicwith course material largely in French and English. Since its opening in 1852 until now, 295 seminarians have been ordained priests, 15 of them became bishops and three of them patriarchs.
Address:                                  c/o Latin Patriarchate
                                         P.O.B. 14152 - 9114101 Jerusalem
                                         Tel: (02) 274 26 12; 277 77 44/5/6
                               Fax: (02) 274 28 85 ; (02) 277 77 47 (rector)
                                         Email: [email protected]
                                         Website: www.slpj.org
Administration and Staff
Rector& Animator of the Major Seminary:
                                                Rev. Bernard Poggi
                                                Mobile: 054 970 64 90
                                                Email: [email protected]
                                                     [email protected]
Vice Rector & Animator of the Minor Seminary:
                                         Rev. Butrus Al Hijazin
                                         Mobile: 052 327 01 66
                                         Email: [email protected]
Treasurer:                               Rev. Tony Hain
                                         Mobile: 054 696 80 55
                                         Email: [email protected]
Animator of the Spirituality Year & Vocations Director:
                                         Rev. Khaled Gammoh
                                         Mobile: 054 970 64 13
                                         Email: [email protected]
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology:
                                         Rev. Iyad Twal
                                         Mobile: 054 970 65 51
                                         Email: [email protected]
Director of Studies:   Rev. Davide Meli
                                         Mobile: 054 970 64 44
Administrative Assistant & Secretary:           Mr. Nicholas Hodali
                                         Email: [email protected]
Librarian:                           Mr. Khalil Handal
                                         Email: [email protected]
Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ)
The StudiumTheologicumJerosolymitanum was founded at St. Saviour’s Monastery in 1866 by the Custody of the Holy Land as a Grand Seminary in order to form its own candidates to priesthood.
Affiliated in 1971 with the PontificioAteneoAntonianum of Rome (PontificiaUniversitàAntonianum) , STJ has the faculty to confer a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology (STB).
From 1982, the STJ became an integral part (undergraduate) of the StudiumBiblicumFrancescanum (SBF), Jerusalem section of the Faculty of Theology of the PUA. With the addition in 1987 of the two year study of Philosophy based at Bethlehem’s St. Catherine’s Convent, transferred in Jerusalem in 2004, the STJ includes the entire undergraduate level of the Faculty of Theology.
As a university institution of the Church, the STJ also welcomes, besides the Franciscan seminarians, other religious and lay people – men and women that have the necessary requirements.
Address:                   1 Saint Francis Street - Old City
                               P.O.B. 186 - 9100101 Jerusalem
                               Tel: (02) 626 67 87
Email:                      [email protected] (Office/Admissions)
                               [email protected] (Moderator)
Administration and faculty
Dean:                      Rev. Rosario Pierri, OFM
Moderator:                         Rev. Nicolás Márquez, OFM
Secretary:                           Sr. Marina Fischer
Seminarium Theologicum Salesianum»
Saints Peter and Paul» - Ratisbonne
Founded in Bethlehem in 1929 as an international seminary, the SeminariumTheologicumSalesianum in the Holy Landwas successively transferred to Tantur (1949), to Cremisan (1957), and lately to the premises of the «Salesian Monastery Ratisbonne» in Jerusalem (2004) together with the StudiumTheologicumSalesianum (STS).
Rector:                   Rev. Jose Kochekunnel
mobile:                   053 38 15 225
email:                     [email protected]
Mailing address:    pobox 31771, 9131701 Jerusalem
Address:                 26 Rehov Shmuel Hanagid
Telephone:             02 62 59 171 


Seminary «Redemptoris Mater»
Studium Teologicum Galilaeae
Opened in Korazim (Galilee) in 2009 by the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal with the support of the Ordinaries of the Archeparchies for Melkite and Maronite Church, and committed to the care of the Neocatechumenal Way,the Seminary was founded to train local young people and as well foreigner ones to diocesan priesthood preparing themselves for the service of the Church in the Holy Land or in other countries as priests fidei donum.
Since 2011 the «StudiumTheologicum Galilaeae» of the Seminary «Redemptoris Mater» is affiliated with the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome as a section of the Patriarchal Latin Seminary of Beit Jala. This affiliation enables the students to receive the degree of Bachelor of Theology.
Address:                     Monastery Domus Galilaeae
                                  Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Galilee
                                  POB 2470    1412401 TIBERIAS (Israel)
                                  Tel: (04) 680 91 00; Fax: (04) 680 91 11
                                  Email: [email protected]
Rector:                                   Rev. Juan Manuel Silva Lopez 
Vice-Rector:                           Rev. Javier Martínez Alcalà
Director for studies:               Rev. Germano Lori
Spiritual father:                     Rev. Juan Pablo Díez Llamazares
Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center – Hospitality Education
& Training Section (HETS)
                               The School Hostel – Jerusalem
                               Tel:  (02) 627 91 79 ; Fax: (02) 627 91 35
                               Email: [email protected]
National Offices for Catholic Schools
The Bishops of the Holy Land are directly responsible for organizing Christian education and pastoral ministry in the schools. To be closer to the diverse realities in which the Catholic schools must operate, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land established three National Offices for Catholic Schools, each one having its own statutes.
Episcopal Committee for Schools
Members:                 Rev. Yacoub Rafidi, sec. gen. for Jerusalem & Palestine
                               Sr.  Manar Mansour, secretary general for Israel
                               Rev.  Ashraf Nimri, secretary general for Jordan
Director:                            Rev. Yacoub Rafidi
                     Secretary General for Christian Educational Institutions
Address:                             c/o Latin Patriarchate Complex
                     Sr.  Manar Mansour
                     Secretary General for Catholic Schools in Israel;
                     Representative of the Custody on the Commission
                                         of Catholic Schools of the Holy Land
                     Rev. Ashraf Nimri
                     Secretary Gen. for Christ. Educational Institutions
Address:                   Jebel Luweibdeh / Al-Salam Bldg 111
                               P.O.B. 9114 - 11191 Amman
                               Tel. & Fax: + 962 6  462 53 00