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About Barry Cytron

Rabbi Cytron teaches one course a year in the Macalester religious studies department. His primary work is as director of the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Dialogue, a unique partnership of Saint John's University, in Collegeville, Minnesota, and the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Cytron has been teaching at Macalester since 1989.
EDUCATION: B.S., M.A., Columbia University; Ordination, Jewish Theological Seminary of America;
Ph.D., Iowa State University


Present Director, Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Present Lecturer, Religious Studies, Macalester College


Research Interests


  • The Jews and their Messiah
  • American Judaism

Contact Information

Macalester College
Old Main 109
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6141