The Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a Vatican II document that encourages open dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions. The Los Angeles-based organization will host a two-part conference, entitled “A Jubilee for Nostra Aetate.”
The ecumenical group has worked for 38 years to foster better understanding between the two great faith traditions in order to overcome anti-Semitism.
On Nov. 9 at 6 p.m., the first part of the conference will take place at Loyola Marymount University. The evening will begin with a reception and commemorative concert of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), the 1938 night of arson, looting and murder directed at the Jewish people and their businesses in Germany.
At 7:30 p.m., following the commemoration, a dialogue will take place between Dr. Amy Jill Levine, co-author of the Jewish Annotated New Testament, and Dr. Mary Boys, SNJM, author of “Has God Only One Blessing?”
On Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m., the second part of the conference will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels’ conference center. “From Estrangement to Sisterhood: Moving Forward Together” will feature speakers Dr. Holli Levitsky, chairperson of the LMU Jewish Studies Program, and Dr. Susan Abraham, Assistant Professor of the LMU Theological Studies. The evening will end at 3:30 p.m. following group discussions.
The LMU event will take place at Roski Dining Hall, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is located at 555 West Temple St., Los Angeles. To register for the events or for more information, please visit catholicjewishwomenla.org or call (818) 609-7070.