Rome Among the Bishops: A Reflection on David Rome and His Contributions to Dialogue

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Rome Among the Bishops: A Reflection on David Rome and His Contributions to Dialogue
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The Lithuanian-born David Rome (1910-1996) immigrated to Canada in 1921 and settled in Montreal in the 1930s. In 1942 he was hired as press officer by the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC). From 1953 to 1972, he was Director of the Jewish Public Library; thereafter he served as archivist at the CJC. According to the author, she outlines "a view of David Rome’s early life and the formation therein of his values and vulnerabilities. My intention is to offer an intimate view of Rome and what motivated him in his pursuit of dialogical and other activities. Next, I provide a look at Rome in action at the Canadian Jewish Congress. After this I turn from Rome’s personal path to the broader context, to give a sense of the political/historical stage onto which this liminal figure walked. The next section tells the story of "Rome Among the Bishops", a story which will illustrate what I have proposed about Rome's character and context; this section will also present new information about Rome's accomplishments on Quebec's first Arts Council. Finally, I will cite examples of Rome’s inperson impact, based interviews on with several people who knew and were influenced by him."
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August 27, 2012
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Gubbay Helfer, Sharon. “Rome Among the Bishops: A Reflection on David Rome and His Contributions to Dialogue.” Last modified August 27, 2012. http://cjs.concordia.ca/publications/working-papers-in-canadian-jewish-studies/documents/Workingpapers1GubbayHelfer.pdf.
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