Cultural Events

The Fall 2016 Cultural Season

Welcome to the fall season of arts and ideas, excitement and wonder on the arboretum campus of Elmhurst College. All cultural events are open to the public. Lecture tickets are available online or at the door, depending on availability. For more information or to check ticket availability, call (630) 617-5186.


Can Interreligious Dialogue Save the Planet and Bring the Messiah? 
Rabbi David Fox Sandmel

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel is a scholar of Jewish-Christian relations and an interfaith activist, and has been the director of interfaith affairs at the Anti-Defamation League since 2014. From 2003-2014, he held the Crown-Ryan Chair in Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is an editor of Christianity in Jewish Terms and Irreconcilable Differences? A Learning Resource for Jews and Christians, and his commentary on First Thessalonians appears in The Jewish Annotated New Testament.

The Abraham Joshua Heschel Lecture 
Sunday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. 
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Admission is free 


Twenty Years Later: A Mass and Remembrance For Cardinal Joseph Bernardin
Monsignor Kenneth Velo

For more than a decade, Monsignor Kenneth Velo was the close friend and trusted aide of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, one of the most influential and revered Catholic prelates in American history. In November of 1996, during the cardinal’s funeral, Monsignor Velo delivered a spirited homily that brought the audience to its feet. On the 20th anniversary of Cardinal Bernardin’s death, Monsignor Velo will preside over a memorial mass at Elmhurst College and reflect on the enduring legacy of Bernardin’s ministry.

The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture
Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Admission is free

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