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Vice-president Humphrey Preaches First Sermon in New Synagogue

December 20, 1966
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Vice-President Humphrey joined Jewish, Protestant and Catholic clergymen and laymen yesterday in participation in the dedication of the new International Synagogue, at Kennedy International Airport here. Preaching the first sermon in the Jewish house of worship, Mr. Humphrey noted that the plaza fronting the synagogue provides access to the holy places of three great faiths, showing that “all men are brothers and that they are equal in the sight of God.”

The synagogue is one of three chapels erected at the big airport to serve not only the 16,000 travelers who pass through the facility each year but also the 34,000 persons who work at the airport. A Protestant chapel was opened there two years ago, and a Roman Catholic chapel was dedicated a month ago. The tri-faith complex is maintained jointly by the New York Board of Rabbis, the Protestant Council of the City of New York and the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.

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