Metropolitan Andrey Honoured by ADL in New York City

Sheptytsky Institute Represented at Award Ceremony for Metropolitan Andrey Sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League

 On October 31, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky was honoured posthumously by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brit for his efforts to shelter Jews during the Holocaust. The Jan Karski “Courage to Care” award was bestowed upon him by Abraham Foxman, director of the ADL. Receiving the award was Jerzy Weyman, a nephew of the Metropolitan. Bishop Paul Chomnycky, eparch of Stamford, spoke eloquently of the Metropolitan’s heroic love of neighbor. Fr. Peter Galadza was invited by the ADL to represent MASI and was sponsored by the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter.

 The bestowal of the award in 2013 was especially significant as it took place during the centennial celebrations of the founding of the ADL. More than 200 members of the ADL were present along with several dozen members of the Ukrainian community.

Pictured from left to right at the luncheon sponsored by the ADL: Fr. Peter Galadza; Dr. Taras Hunchak, emeritus professor of history at Rutgers University; Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine; and Fr. Bohdan Prach, newly appointed rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Pictured from left to right at the luncheon sponsored by the ADL: Fr. Peter Galadza; Dr. Taras Hunchak, emeritus professor of history at Rutgers University; Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine; and Fr. Bohdan Prach, newly appointed rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Fr. Peter poses with Clement Lewin, son of Kurt Lewin, who was saved by Sheptytsky; and Dr. Leon Chameides, who was also saved by Sheptytsky. Clement Lewin was named in honour of Clement Sheptytsky, the brother of Metropolitan Andrey.

Fr. Peter poses with Clement Lewin, son of Kurt Lewin, who was saved by Sheptytsky; and Dr. Leon Chameides, who was also saved by Sheptytsky. Clement Lewin was named in honour of Clement Sheptytsky, the brother of Metropolitan Andrey.