Lowenstein Lecture Series to Begin with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo

  • December 19, 2013

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 and Joan Lowenstein Foundation designed to present speakers who will promote friendship and dialogue between Catholics and Jews.

The Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation has been funding Anti-Defamation League (ADL) projects in the Southwest Region for several years, including early childhood programs and scholarships for other A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute workshops. 

“We wanted to fund this lecture series because of our personal connections to Jewish-Catholic relations, and our belief that this very important relationship could be even stronger and more productive through mutual understanding and education,” said Leonard Weiner, Lowenstein Foundation board member.

ADL Regional Chair Martin B. Cominsky is grateful for the Foundation’s generosity and commitment.   “The Lewis and Joan Lowenstein Foundation grant will help us launch a series of lectures that clearly will build on the already strong relationship between the Catholic and Jewish communities.”  

The January 14th lecture is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and Congregation Beth Yeshurun.  For more information, call ADL’s Southwest Regional office, or look at this web site’s event page.