Vicar for Hebrew-speaking Catholics

Rev. Fr. David Neuhaus, SJ

Born in Johannesburg (South Africa) on April 25, 1962.

Religious profession in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) on August 20, 1994.

Ordained to the priesthood in Jerusalem on September 8, 2000.

Completed  BA, MA, and PhD (Political Science) at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and degrees in Theology at the in Paris and Scriptures at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

Appointed Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew-speaking Catholics by Patriarch Fouad Twal on March 15, 2009.  He is also Coordinator of the Pastoral Care for migrant workers and asylum seekers.

Teaches Scriptures at the the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Seminary and in the Religious Studies Department at Bethlehem University.


Justice and the Intifada: Palestinians and Israelis Speak Out (edited with Kathy Bergen and Ghassan Rubeiz), New York, Friendship Press, 1991,

Kritische Solidarität: Einige Uberlegungen zur Rolle privlegierter Christinnen und Christen im Kampf der Enteigneten, Trier, Aphorisma Kulturverein, 1995,

The Land that I will show you… Land, Bible and History (written in collaboration with Alain Marchadour), published in French (2006), English (2007), Italian (2007) and German (2011).

Je vous écris de la Terre Sainte (written in French), Bayard, 2017.

Website of the Saint James Vicariate for Hebrew Speaking Catholics in Israel :


P.O.B. 581,  Jerusalem 91004
Tel: (+972)(0)54 782 2843
Fax:(+972)(2)624 1203