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2018 Jewish Latter-day Saint Dialogue

Spring 2018 – Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California; 5th Dialogue Series

Participants – Mark Diamond (LMU/AJR-CA), Tamar Frankiel (AJR-CA), Joshua Garroway (HUC), Kristine Garroway (HUC), Holli Levitsky (LMU), Steven Windmueller (HUC), Sam Spector (Sr. Rabbi Elect, Congregation Kol Ami, SLC), Andrew Reed (BYU), Shon Hopkin (BYU), Quin Monson (BYU), Jared Ludlow (BYU), Barbara Morgan Gardner (BYU), Jacob Rennaker (USC), and Brent Top (BYU)

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Jewish-LDS Dialogue group posing outside of William H. Hannon Library on Loyola Marymount University Campus, March 15, 2018. Pictured left to right: Jared Ludlow, Steven Windmueller, Andrew Reed, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Joshua Garroway, Brent Top, Mark Diamond, Wendy Top, Quin Monson, and Shon Hopkin.

The shorter nature of this dialogue series did not allow for public sessions. Two students from LMU trained in interfaith work attended the first session, along with Robert Hurteau, director of the Center for Religion and Spirituality at LMU.

Academic Dialogue Sessions: 

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018, afternoon – LDS Views of Supersessionism. Presenters: Jared Ludlow (BYU); Andrew Reed (BYU); and Shon Hopkin (BYU); Respondent: Joshua Garroway (HUC)
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Dialogue Session 1, LDS Views of Supersessionism, LMU campus, March 15, 2018. Pictured from head of table proceeding clockwise: Jacob Rennaker, Sam Spector (not visible), Tamar Frankiel, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Joshua Garroway, Jared Ludlow, Andrew Reed, Robert Hurteau (director of the Center for Religion and Spirituality at LMU), Steven Windmueller, Holli Levitsky, Quin Monson, LMU Student (not visible), Brent Top, Wendy Top. Present but not pictured: Shon Hopkin.


  • Friday, March 16, 2018 morning – LDS and Jewish Perspectives on Israel. Presenters: Steven Windmueller (HUC) and Quin Monson (BYU)
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Dialogue Session 1, LDS Views of Suerpsessionism, LMU campus, March 15, 2018. Pictured from top left proceeding clockwise: Barbara Morgan Gardner, Joshua Garroway, Jared Ludlow, Andrew Reed, Robert Hurteau, Steven Windmueller, Holli Levitsky, Quin Monson.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 morning – LDS and Jewish Perspectives on Israel. Presenters: Steven Windmueller (HUC) and Quin Monson (BYU)
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Dialogue Session 2, LDS and Jewish Perspectives on Israel, Steven Windmueller presenting, LMU campus, March 16, 2018. Pictured from head of table proceeding clockwise: Steven Windmueller, Quin Monson, Shon Hopkin, Brent Top, Wendy Top, Andrew Reed, Jared Ludlow, Joshua Garroway, Jacob Rennaker, Sam Spector (not visible).

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 afternoon – Living a Dichotomy: Secular and Religious Experiences of Jewish and Mormon Women; Presenters: Tamar Frankiel (AJR-CA) and Barbara Morgan Gardner (BYU); Respondent: Kristine Garroway (HUC)
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Dialogue Session 3, Secular and Religious Experiences of Jewish and Mormon Women, Barbara Morgan Gardner presenting, LMU campus, March 16, 2018. Pictured from head of table proceeding clockwise: Barbara Morgan Gardner, Shon Hopkin, Brent Top, Wendy Top, Andrew Reed, Jared Ludlow, Kristine Garroway, Jacob Rennaker, Tamar Frankiel, Sam Spector.
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Dialogue Session 3, Secular and Religious Experiences of Jewish and Mormon Women, Kristine Garroway presenting, LMU campus, March 16, 2018. Pictured from left to right: Kristine Garroway, Jacob Rennaker, Tamar Frankiel, Sam Spector.

Joint Cultural and Religious Experience:

  • Thursday, March 15, Tour of Loyola Marymount Campus, focusing on interfaith highlights of the university
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Tour of Loyola Marymount University campus, March 15, 2018. Pictured left to right: Joshua Garroway, Shon Hopkin (not visible), LMU Student Tour Assistant (name unknown), Donna Gray (LMU Office of University Relations), Wendy Top, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Brent Top, Jared Ludlow, Andrew Reed.

  • Thursday, March 15, Group Dinner
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Group dinner, Chart House Restaurant, Marina del Rey, March 15, 2018. Pictured left to right: Wendy Top, Brent Top, Andrew Reed, Steven Windmueller.

  • Friday, March 16, Shabbat dinner; Hosted by Lois and Mark Diamond, with assistance from Michelle and Steven Windmueller

Donors: With grateful recognition of all the generous donors to this project, particularly: Irwin & Helgard Field, Ken & Wendy Ruby, Alan Sieroty, Naomi Vanek, Roy Christensen, Brent & Jill Bishop, Helen Leon, Dave & Bianca Lisonbee, Bruce Winn, George & Joyce Hill, Michael & Margie Draper, BYU Religious Education and Religious Outreach Donors, Loyola Marymount University, Academy for Jewish Religion – CA, Brigham Young University, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation, University of Southern California