A Quarter Century, an Enduring Legacy

"Each one of us can be a bridge of encounter between diverse cultures and religions, a way to rediscover our common humanity."

Twenty-five years ago today, on June 6, 1991, Estelle Shohet Brettman, founder and long-time executive director of the International Catacomb Society, composed a last testament that would permit the society's existence through the present time.  While time and technology have modified some of her ideas for future projects, the ICS's survival against great odds is a testimony in of itself to Brettman's vision and a continued - and ever-growing - interest in and appreciation of diversity among peoples, ancient and modern, Gentile or Jew.

We thank you for your generous support of the ICS mission, and assure you that our door will always remain as wide open as Brettman herself left it. That way, the future will have no trouble coming in!