DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > DePaul to host 26th annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture
By Rachel Wojnicki /
March 11, 2022 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Archbishop Blase J. Cupich will deliver the welcoming remarks at the 26th Annual Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture on March 22 at 1 p.m. All are welcome to RSVP and attend the free virtual program.
This year's guest lecturer is Sarit Kattan Gribetz, an associate professor of classical Judaism at Fordham University. During her lecture, Gribetz will describe the centuries-long fascination with Queen Helena of Adiabene, a convert to Judaism and star of an anti-Christian polemic, who fed people during a Jerusalem famine and built her own tomb there. Gribetz also will explore the Queen's significance to Jewish and Christian communities both in antiquity and today.
Sponsors of the lecture series are DePaul University, the Archdiocese of Chicago, the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the Catholic Theological Union, the Chicago Board of Rabbis, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.
2022 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture “The Curious Case of Queen Helena of Adiabene in Jewish and Christian history" Tuesday, March 22 1 p.m. Online