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 two traditions.

Past Events

  • 2017: The Jewish Cardinal

    ‌2017: The Jewish Cardinal

    Date: February 22, 2017
    Location: Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000


    Film Screening: 'The Jewish Cardinal' directed by Ilan Duran Cohen

    • The Jewish Cardinal 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. 


    • John Connelly, Professor of History, University of California Berkeley
    • Rabbi Mark Diamond, Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University

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  • 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: Monday, November 9, 2015
    Location: Roski Dining Commons, University Hall

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    • Julie Heath Elliott and Linda Stock - Co-chairs of the Catholic-Jewish Women's Conference


    • Mary C. Boys, SNJM, Ed.D. - Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary
    • Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D. - University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University

    Facilitated Dialogue:

    • Susan Abraham, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
    • Holli Levitsky, Ph.D. - Director of Jewish Studies, Loyola Marymount University

    Reception and Book Signing  

    Event Sponsors:

    • The Annual LMU Interfaith Forum
    • The Martin Gang Institute
    • The Lily Faculty Seminar