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Robert Gebbie, Director USA 
Magdala Center 


Wednesday June 8, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM MDT

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science 
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

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Magdala Center, Galilee Gala 

In the spirit of Unity, please join us at the

 Denver Museum of Nature and Science


In celebration of the discovery of a 1st Century Synagogue along the Sea of Galilee where Jesus taught and performed his miracles , please join the Galilee Gala Committee and: 

Religious Leaders - Gala Hosts

The Most Reverend Charles Chaput, Archbishop of Denver;

His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver; 

Rabbi Richard Rheins, President, Rocky Mt. Rabbinical Council; 

Reverend Dr. Mary Hulst, Immediate Past President, American Baptist Church;

Reverend Gordon Kieft, President, Colorado Council of Churches;   

Dr. Roger Teel, Sr. Minister, Mile Hi Church;

The Very Reverend Father Perter Eaton, Dean of St. John's Cathedral;

Dr. Jim Dixon, Sr. Pastor, Cherry Hills Community Church



Dan Caplis, Attorney and Founding Partner, Dan Caplis P.C.

Craig Silverman, Attorney and Parnter, Silverman & Olivas P.C.




William and Louise Barrett

Henry and Lorie Gordon

John and Lisa Harpole

Vernon A. Isaacs, Jr. (Bud) and Kaye M. Isaacs

Michael and Katherine Johnson

Jerry and Azantha Middleton

Jerry Robinson

John and Carol Saeman


Civic and Academic Commitee


Governor Bill Ritter and Jeannie Ritter

Senator Bill Armstrong, President of Colorado Christian University;

The Honorable Bob and Claudia Beauprez

George Sparks, President and CEO, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Doug Seserman, CEO, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado;  

Dr.Tim Gray, President of the Augustine Institute; 

Dr. Sarah Pessin, Director, Center for Judaic Studies, University of  Denver;

The Honorable Bob and Maureen Schaffer

Dr. David Trickett, President of Iliff School of Theology;


Master of Ceremonies


Bertha Lynn, Anchor, 7 News, KMGH Denver


and many other dignitaries. The Galilee Gala will be held on the evening of June 8, 2011 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.




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Help us celebrate the "most important archaeological discovery ever, related to the 2nd Temple"*  and the development of a new center in Galilee which will create a memorable spiritual experience for the pilgrims who visit the Holy Land and promote inter-religious dialogue.  


*per the Israeli Antiquities Authority 


Magdala in Galilee is at the heart of a region where cultures of antiquity met, a place precious to Jews and Christians alike. The Magdala Center will:
  • Open the ancient ruins of Magdala for visit and contemplation.
  • Hold seminars, congresses and events related to the site and its importance to our faith.
  • Preserve the natural beauty and sacredness of this important historical area.
  • Create a cultural center for women, given Mary Magdalene's spiritual and general cultural prominence.

Join us at our June 8 Galilee Gala to honor our Bridge Building Awardee,   Reverend Dr. James Ryan, Executive Director, Colorado Council of Churches, for his lifetime achievement in bringing peoples of different outlooks together and helping foster what is common to various faiths to benefit human dignity and the oneness of the human family.


For more information, please email Robert Gebbie at  You may also learn more about the Magdala Center and The Galilee Gala by visiting our website at  Don't miss out on this historical event!