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The goal of the Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference is to promote understanding and good fellowship in the Greater Los Angeles area between women of these two vital religious traditions. The organization is open to all Catholic and Jewish women. Others interested in Interfaith Dialogue are also invited to attend.

In 1977,
as a result of Nostra Aetate, the 1965 declaration of Vatican II repudiating anti-Semitism,  a group of Catholic religious sisters suggested a dialogue exchange between Jewish and Catholic women. With the help and support of Rabbi Alfred Wolf, of blessed memory, and Msgr. Royale Vadakin, the first Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference was planned. Since then, the conference has been held annually.

Usually held each year on Veteran’s Day (November 11), the Annual Conference features distinguished speakers from each faith to address a topic of mutual interest, followed by a question and answer session. Conference attendees spend the afternoon in small group dialogue discussions on the same topic.


The Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference, with the generous support of our Sponsors,            proudly presented our 2017 Conference.

41st Annual Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference,

What Would Moses Teach? What Would Jesus Do?

Healing Voices in a Time of Fear


Morning Speakers:

Rabbi Laura Geller -  Emerita Rabbi Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills

Sr. Kathleen Bryant, DMin - Religious Sister of Charity

Was held Friday November 10, 2017

8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

at Mount Saint Mary’s University

Doheny Campus

10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007-2598

Please see our Conference page for more information.

Please see our History page for details of past conferences

We are sponsored by the American Jewish Committee of Los Angeles,  the Archdiocese of Los Angeles  and The Martin Gang Institute for Intergroup Relations, a joint venture of Loyola Marymount University and the American Jewish Committee of Los Angeles.

The Catholic-Jewish Women’s Conference is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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