Annual Interfaith Forum

Annual Interfaith Forum

the Jewish Cardinal



Founded in alignment with Loyola Marymount University's Jesuit-Catholic heritage and commitment to interfaith dialogue, the annual LMU Jewish-Catholic Interfaith Forum is dedicated to providing opportunities for intellectual exchange between these two traditions.

Past Events

  • 2017: The Jewish Cardinal

    ‌2017: The Jewish Cardinal

    Date: February 22, 2017
    Location: Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall


    • Film Screening of 'The Jewish Cardinal,' directed by Ilan Duran Cohen, which tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood.
    • Response by John Connelly, Professor of History at University of California Berkeley, and Rabbi Mark Diamond, Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University.


    • LMU Departments of History and Theological Studies
  • 2015: A Jubilee for Nostra Aetate

    ‌2015: A Jubilee for Nostra Aetate: The Vatical II Revolution - the Ongoing Struggle for Jewish-Catholic Reconciliation
    A joint event with the 39th Annual Catholic-Jewish Women's Conference

    D‌ate: November 9, 2015
    Location: Roski Dining Room, University Hall


    • Introduction by Julie Heath Elliott and Linda Stock, Co-chairs of the Catholic-Jewish Women's Conference
    • Lectures by Mary C. Boys, SNJM, Ed.D., Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary; and Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University
    • Facilitated dialogue with Susan Abraham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University; and Holli Levitsky, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies at Loyola Marymount University
    • Book signing


    • The Martin Gang Institute
    • The Lily Faculty Seminar

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