SENSE Conference

Pave the Way sponsored and participated in a seminar conference on Long Island, with the cooperation of the South East Nassau Synagogue Enterprise (SENSE) and the Diocese of Rockville Centre. We will brought guest speakers from Rome and Jerusalem to discuss Catholic Jewish relations and the relations between the State of Israel and the Holy See. We educated the audience to the importance of maintaining the momentum of the reconciliation.


A Part of the SENSE Committee Former Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See Oded Ben-Hur Fr. David Jaeger



Education is key, since the level of ignorance about each of the religions is surprisingly high. Inter-religious leaders and the legal representative to the Holy Land Fr. David Jaeger participated.  His Excellency Oded Ben-Hur, Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican came to New York for the conference. The conference is a three-day event featuring our guest speakers at Friday and Saturday services in the Synagogues, with both Jewish and Catholic worshipers and Sunday Masses in the local Catholic Church. The conference was held November 5,6& 7, 2004.

Israeli Ambassador to the Holy See Oded Ben-Hur Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre-Bishop William Murphy
PTWF Advisor and Director of the Center for Interreligious Understanding Rabbi Jack Bemporad Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Amb Oded Ben-Hur
Bishop William Murphy and Gary Krupp of
Pave the Way Foundation
Legal Representative and Spokesperson for the
Franciscan Custody in Israel Fr. David Jaeger
Fr. Priamo Itzi Assoc. Dean of the Antonianum University Rome