A Blessing To One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People

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May 18 – August 5, 2012


More than a mere historical exhibit, A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People is an interactive experience that allows visitors to follow in John Paul II’s footsteps from his childhood to his role as head of the world’s largest church. The exhibit is divided into four major sections, reflecting the four periods in the pope’s life. Visitors become part of the documentary, walking through a multi-sensory experience: backdrops of enlarged photos and period postcards supporting artifacts tragic and triumphant, all set against evocative soundscapes.


For more information on the exhibition, visit the official website.


Created and Produced by Xavier UniversityHillel Jewish Student Center, The Shtetl Foundation.


Presented by Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, The Samuel H. & Maria Miller Foundation, and PNC Bank.


Signature Sponsors: William & Lorraine Dodero and Umberto & Maryellen Fedeli; Greater Cleveland Catholic High Schools; Medical Mutual; Tom & Sandy Sullivan.


Benefactor Sponsors: Beachwood Buick GMC; Mary Jane & Jack Breen; Lou Freiberg & Lois Davis; Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; John Carroll University; The Lerner Foundation; Notre Dame College; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; Swagelok Company; Ursuline College.


Donors: Enid & David Rosenberg; Joseph Scaminace; Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland; Dominic A. Visonsi


In cooperation with: Anti-Defamation League


Lead Financial Sponsors: The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and Xavier University