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Judeo-Christian Friendship of France (AJCF)


1948: Birth of the State of Israel (February-August): Foundation of Amitié Judéo-Chrétienne de France (AJCF) by Jules Isaac and Edmond Fleg, with a team of Christians (Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox). The AJCF became affiliated with the International Council of Christians and Jews.

1960: Meeting of Jules Isaac and John XXIII: the Pope undertakes to open the Second Vatican Council to the problem of relations between Christians and Jews.

1998 (April 26): Large gathering (400 people) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the AJCF in Paris during an international colloquium, with the participation, among others, of Pierre Pierrard, Chief Rabbi René-Samuel Sirat, Pastor Konrad Reiser, Father Bernard Dupuy, Dr Martin Stöhr,…

2000 (January 9): Television program on France 2 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the A.J.-C.F. “La Source de Vie”, “Présence Protestante” and “Le Jour du Seigneur” group together their religious programs to discuss the dialogue between Jews and Christians, the great founding texts, and current issues with the President Paul Thibaud, the Vice-Presidents Pastor Michel Leplay and Chief Rabbi Gilles Bernheim, Father Jean-Pierre Lémonon, Armand Abécassis, and Soeur Anne-Etienne

SENS (Meaning)

The AJCF publishes the magazine SENS every two months, which is today the only French language magazine specially dedicated to the dialogue between Jews and Christians.

Some titles

The publications between 2000 and 2015 are freely accessible on their website.

  • Righteous Among the Nations
  • Discovering Judaism (VI)
  • Jewish-Christian Friendship
  • Jewish and Christian research on Paul
  • Fighting antisemitism
  • The Jewish memory of Christianity
  • Examples of the evolution of Jewish-Christian relations
  • Reflections on the challenges of dialogue
  • Two Christian views on Shabbat
  • Rachel, poetess of Hebrew