Today is August 18, 2019 -
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue, and Rabbis were featured at a Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY event, March 8 at Temple Israel. The interfaith audience was moved by the Bishop’s words about love and respect for the Jewish people, the need to be vocal about anti-Semitism today, persecution of Jews, stabbings in the streets of Israel, and persecution of Christians in the Middle East. The Bishop said, “…Christians cannot be anti-Semitic and be Christian.” He asked all to, “…stand together against any religious persecution.”
Top row (R to L): Rabbi Robert Kasman, Spiritual Advisor, Jewish Catholic Dialogue; Rev. Tom Morette, Co-Chair, Jewish Catholic Dialogue; Shelly Shapiro, Community Relations, Jewish Federation of NENY; BJ Rosenfeld, Co-Chair, Jewish Catholic Dialogue; Marc Ehrlich, Chair, Jewish Federation of NENY; Rob Kovach, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of NENY. Bottom row (L to R): Rabbi Rena Kieval, Congregation Ohav Shalom; Phyllis Silverman, Co-Chair, Jewish-Catholic Dialogue; Bishop Edward Scharfenberger; Rev. James Kane, Spiritual Advisor, Jewish Catholic Dialogue; Alan Schick, Co-Chair, Jewish-Catholic Dialogue; Rabbi David Eligberg, Temple Israel.