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Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People
at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

A Blessing to One Another:
Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

"As Christians and Jews, following the example of the faith of Abraham, we are called to be a blessing to the world. This is the common task awaiting us. It is therefore necessary for us, Christians and Jews, to be first a BLESSING TO ONE ANOTHER.

Pope John Paul II upon the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - April 21, 1993

Those words are the inspiration behind the exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage titled: A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

Blessing exhibit at Maltz Museum



Mrs Tamar Maltz spoke at the exhibit preview event.

Mrs Tamar Maltz at Maltz Museum

Mrs Tamar Maltz



David Schafer, Director of Development at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland Ohio tells about his first encounter with Catholic/Jewish relations as a youngster. He then thanked those who made the John Paul II exhibit at the Maltz Museum possible.

David Schafer, Director of Development at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland

David Schafer



Judi Feniger, Executive Director of the Maltz Museum told how they got the John Paul II exhibit and how when she thinks of Jewish/Catholic relations in Cleveland she thinks of Sam Miller and Bishop Anthony Pilla.

Judi Feniger, Executive Director of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland Ohio

Judi Feniger



Rabbi Abie Ingber of Xavier University told of the relationship between his father and Karol Wojtyla who became Pope John Paul II at the opening of the "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John II and the Jewish People" exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Rabbi Abie Ingber of Xavier University

Rabbi Abie Ingber



Next, Xavier University Brueggeman Center Director James Buchanan spoke at the opening.

Xavier University Brueggeman Center Director James Buchanan

Dr. James Buchanan




Enjoy these images from the reception and exhibit.

Robert Tayek and Stephen Hoffman

Robert Tayek, director of media and PR of Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and Stephen Hoffman, president of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland


Rabbi Richard Bloch, Father Joseph Hilinksi and Oma Schafer

Rabbi Richard Block, Father Joseph Hilinksi and Oma Schafer


Paul Clark, Judi Feniger and Robert Eckardt

PNC's Paul Clark, Maltz Museum's Judi Feniger
and Cleveland Foundation's Robert Eckardt


Bishop Anthony Pilla and Jack Breen of Sherwin Williams

Bishop Anthony Pilla and Jack Breen of Sherwin Williams


Margaret Wong and Sam Miller

Margaret Wong and Sam Miller


Peggy and Phil Wasserstrom with Norma Lerner

Peggy and Phil Wasserstrom with Norma Lerner


Alan and Carole Schonberg

Alan and Carole Schonberg


Mr and Mrs Lawrence E. Oscar,  Hahn Loeser

Lawrence E. and Jeanne Oscar of Hahn Loeser


Ursuline President Diana Stano, Deanne Hurley and Elizabeth Clarke

Ursuline President Diana Stano, Deanne Hurley and Elizabeth Clarke


Barbara and Gene Bak with Mark Davidson

Barbara and Gene Bak with Mark Davidson


Peter and Steve Owendoff

Peter and Steve Owendoff


Dr. James Buchanan and Rabbi Abie Ingber

Dr. James Buchanan and Rabbi Abie Ingber


Bishop Pilla, Eleanor Fanslau, Margaret Wong and Sister Diana Stano

Bishop Anthony Pilla, Eleanor Fanslau,
Margaret Wong and Sister Diana Stano


Eileen Murphy and Kathy Murphy Colan

Eileen Murphy and Kathy Murphy Colan


Andrew Roth, ..., Alan Schonberg, ..., Joan Gelli and Beachwood Mayor Merle S. Gorden

Andrew Roth, Judy Roth Alan Schonberg, vic gelb, Joan Gelb and Beachwood Mayor Merle S. Gorden


Jack Breen and Marcia Wexberg

Jack Breen and Marcia Wexberg


Rabbi Richard Bloch, Len Calabrese and

Rabbi Richard Block, Len Calabrese and vic gelb


Margaret Wong, Eleanor Fanslau and Geraldine Siegal

Margaret Wong, Eleanor Fanslau and Geraldine Siegal


Carol Zieg and Judi Feniger

Carol Zieg and Judi Feniger


Dr. James Buchanan leading a tour

Dr. James Buchanan leading a tour


Pope John Paul II Exhibit


Original bronze cast of the hand of Pope John Paul II

Original bronze cast of the hand of Pope John Paul II


Photo of Pope John Paul II and Sam Miller

Photo of Pope John Paul II and Sam Miller


Krakow Public Ordinance at Maltz exhibit

Krakow Public Ordinance at Maltz exhibit


Cleveland Plain Dealer article about Cardinal Karol Wojtyla in 1969

Cleveland Plain Dealer article about Cardinal Karol Wojtyla visit in 1969


Photo from Cleveland Plain Dealer article about Cardinal Karol Wojtilla in 1969

Cardinal Karol Wojtilla visit to Cleveland in 1969


Blessing exhibit at Maltz Museum


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