Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Co-Director, John Paul II Center
Rabbi Jack Bemporad is Co-Director of the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue and Professor of Interreligious Studies at the Angelicum University (Rome). He has been Director of the Center for Interreligious Understanding (U.S.) since its inception in 1992, as well as Senior Rabbinic Scholar at Chavurah Beth Shalom (Tenafly, NJ, U.S.) Promoting interfaith dialogue for more than 30 years, he has met with world religious leaders, from private meetings with Pope John Paul II, to appearing on panels with the Dalai Lama. In 2013, he led eight leading Imams and Muslim leaders from the Middle East and developing world to Auschwitz, and as a result of their experience, the Imams issued a landmark public statement condemning Holocaust Denial and anti-Semitism. Most recently, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Theology, honoris causa from the Angelicum. Click here to read full bio.