Blessing to One Another- Pope John Paul II & the Jewish People
Pave the Way Foundation co-sponsored this exhibit with the Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
6, 2006 through February 23, 2007, the
New York City
will host an historic exhibition: “A Blessing to One Another:
Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.” Celebrating Pope John
Paul II’s contribution to repairing and strengthening
relationships between members of the Catholic and Jewish faiths,
this informative and inspiring exhibit includes photos, video
footage, documents and priceless artifacts. The exhibit opened
to rave reviews in
serving as opportunity for people of different faiths to come
together and understand what Pope John Paul II did to improve
Catholic/Jewish relations and hopefully to recognize what we all
can do to carry forward his work of increasing understanding and
tolerance between all religious groups.
Baruch ha ba be Adoshem Adonai
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord"
The words of Rabbi Elio Toaf, Chief Rabbi of Rome,
upon the occasion of welcoming Pope John Paul II to the Great
Synagogue of Rome March 1986
Opening speakers left to right Gary Krupp President of PTWF,
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Vatican's Ambassador to the UN, Dr.
Jerzy Kluger board member of PTWF and childhood friend of Pope John
Paul II and Governor of the State of New York George E. Pataki.
PTWF Board members Richard Kandel director, Elliot Hershberg
Chairman of the board and Gary Krupp President of Pave the Way Foundation
sponsor of the exhibit.
Blessing to One Another, Pope John Paul and the Jewish People was
created and produced by Xavier University (Cincinnati), Hillel
Jewish Student Center (Cincinnati), and the Shtetl Foundation in New