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The Pavilion of Judaism
|The Pavilion of Judaism overlooking the
Seaway on Ile Notre-Dame faces the Pavilions of Thailand and Burma. It is
within walking distance of Métro Sainte-Hélène and the Expo-Express
Station on Ile Notre-Dame. The main objective of the Pavilion of Judaism
is to present Judaism as a world faith and culture maintained from ancient
times by Jewish people all over the world and the present-day implication
of its fundamental ideals to mankind.
A series of continuous thematically staged and artistically designed exhibits of monumental works of Jewish thought and creativity reflect the theme Man and his World in the light of Judaism. Special program features include appearances of distinguished personalities, literary and artistic presentations, as well as film showings and changeable thematic exhibits on Judaica. Of special attraction is the display of the magnificent model of the Temple of Jerusalem.
The Procession, a sculpture in bronze of a group of life-size figures carrying the Torah, stands at the entrance.
A sculpture garden of Arts Canadiana forms the background of the pavilion, which is a contribution of Jewish communities in Canada to Expo 67.