Date(s) - 03/11/19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Takes place at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Student Center
2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago IL
The annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture commemorates the Cardinal’s 1995 visit to Israel. It continues the conversation he started between Chicago’s Catholics and Jews.
This year’s lecture will be presented by Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich.
Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich is the Crown-Ryan Chair of Jewish Studies and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is on the faculty of Drisha Institute and writes for prestigious publications including the Harvard Theological Review and The Times of Israel.
Presenting Jewish attitudes toward Christianity, Dr. Simovich will guide the audience through three recent Jewish statements made by leading rabbis and scholars from across the Jewish spectrum: Dabru Emet, To Do the Will of Our Father in Heaven, and Between Jerusalem and Rome. Join this honest and serious discussion of theological differences between Judaism and Christianity.
Dr. Simovich earned her doctoral degree from Harvard University. She is the author of The Making of Jewish Universalism: From Exile to Alexandria and Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures amd Stories That Shaped Early Judaism.