Exhibit of "A Blessing to One Another" Pope John Paul II and 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 hosted 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 an opportunity for people of different faiths to come together and understand what Pope John Paul II did to improve Catholic/Jewish relations and to recognize all that can be done to carry forward his great mission - to increase 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 Ambassador to the UN; Dr. Jerzy Kluger board member of PTWF and childhood friend of Pope John Paul II; Governor of the State of New York, George E. Pataki. PTWF Board members Richard Kandel, Director; Elliot Hershberg, Chairman of the Board; Gary Krupp, President of Pave the Way Foundation (sponsor of the exhibit.)




  • http://www.mjhnyc.org/exhibitions_special.htm#pope
  • http://www.blessingexhibit.org


"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.


"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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