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Catholics, Jews in Innovative Program

October 17, 1977
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At 5:30 p. m., and continuing on-successive Monday evenings, Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel, spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El, will begin his five lecture series on “The Essence of Judaism” in the Parish House of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Msgr. James F. Rigney will then start his five lectures on successive Tuesday evenings on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p. m. in the Community House of Congregation Emanu-El. Rigney, the Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, will speak on the theme, “The Essence of Catholicism.”

The lectures are an outgrowth of the dialogue between the two famed organizations that began in February 1975. At that time Rigney and Sobel exchanged pulpits for what was considered an historic occasion to announce plans for the start of dialogue on a formal basis to be conducted by lay members of both organizations who would participate in joint discussions on a structured basis. Through the one-hour sessions, which will include the lecture and discussion, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Congregation Emanu-El hope for increased basic understanding and know ledge of both religions.

There will be no Daily News Bulletin dated Oct. 24 due to Veteran’s Day, a postal holiday.

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