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Lowenstein Lecture Series to Begin with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

ADL’s new Lowenstein Lecture series begins January 14 with “A Conversation with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo,” at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. His eminence Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will speak about Pope Francis, Catholic-Jewish relations, the 50TH anniversary of Nostra Aetate, and immigration at the inaugural Lowenstein Lecture. The lecture series is funded by a four-year grant from the Lewis

Carnegie Vanguard High School Student Speaks To ADL Board

Carnegie Vanguard student Maya Fontenot spoke to ADL board members in December to express her appreciation for ADL’s support in efforts to change offensive school mascot names and convey how hurtful those mascot names could be. The high school senior also was one of the speakers at a Houston Independent School District (HISD) board meeting where the name changes were

Answer the $50,000 Challenge and Help Southwest Region Meet its Goal

The Southwest Region’s 1.6-million dollar fundraising goal has almost been met, and you and some generous former board chairs can help the region achieve and even surpass the goal. With only $50,000 to go, several former board chairs have pledged a $50,000 matching grant if others can raise the needed money. You can donate to ADL online at this link, or call

ADL National European Affairs Director and Southwest Region Leaders Visit Consulates

A contingent of International Affairs Committee members, lay leaders, and ADL staff members took National European Affairs Director Andrew Srulevitch to meet with the Consuls General of France, Greece, and Germany.     Discussion revolved around matters of importance to ADL, such as appreciation of France’s refusal to let Iran create or acquire a nuclear weapon, appreciation for Greece’s crackdown on the

Southwest Region Honors Former Board Chairs

All former chairs of ADL’s Southwest Regional Board were honored at the region’s November Board Meeting.  They were lauded for their dedication, hard work, and support. Each was given an ADL Centennial Medal and was asked to talk about a memorable moment of his or her term.  Among the memories was fighting the Arab oil embargo, creating an education committee,