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A 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.

September 6, 2006 through February 23, 2007, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in 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 Cincinnati and Washington DC, 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.


A 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 York



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