The Journey of Bridges Begun

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The light shines within., going out in connection to the Divine Creator.

I have begun the road of light and bridges. What is that you ask, what light, what bridges?   I grew up remember in a very Catholic family, who was not very supportive of my notions of a career  in the arts, ,ever,  and who always felt Jewish and I have always been a writer in some way or form, who loves to sing and perform, so put all this together and you get a pretty strong “OY!” The Journey has been quite interesting, but where is it now?  Here is what I am doing and thus the bridges are being built, for me anyway.

  • Working with Project Developer Bill Russo at Shrine Church of Most Precious Blood to help the Italian Culture and the church thrive, thus staying connected to my heritage
  • Member at T&V Synagogue, active studies in Judaism, which is my “calling” along with the arts
  • Member of Jewish Science Center, and planning on being active there as well, looking at another aspect of Judaism
  • Bringing ideas of an artistic nature to both Jewish centers to be able to express my artistic side, and spiritual side both
  • Hoping to have the Church work on projects with T&V, as well as the Jewish Science Center, including artistic
  • Help Catholic-Jewish relations be as positive as possible
  • Continue my artistic journey, including writing and recording works in Italian

Am I living in two worlds? No.  I am Jewish in my heart and soul, always have been really, but I still have respect for the fact that my ancestral heritage is Italian-Catholic.  That will never change.





Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’