Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

Passing of Paul Laurence Rosenbaum (UTS'81)

Paul Laurence Rosenbaum (UTS'81) was born in Manhattan, New York on February 20, 1952.

Paul spent his childhood in Flushing, Queens.

From a very young age, Paul’s passion for art was apparent. As a teen, he applied and was accepted into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts on the upper west side of Manhattan, New York.

Paul attended the Philadelphia College of Art ( University of the Arts) where he studied drawing and photography. In 1971, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts .

In 1973, Paul joined the Unification Church on December 10, 1973

He was blessed in marriage at Madison Square Garden in 1982 to Michele Griva. After UTS, Paul juggled various jobs, missions, and responsibilities.

In 1986, Paul and Michele moved to Maryland, where Paul worked for World & I magazine until late 1990, when he went to Russia on a 40-day mission.

Paul was always interested in helping out many activities of the church. Most recently, Paul was interested and excited to help initiate a community Music and Arts festival in Baltimore City for underprivileged, but highly talented children with a vision to provide hope and create peace through the arts.

Paul is the proud and loving father of four children, Joshua (b. 1986), Raïssa (b. 1992), Korey (b. 1994), and Jacob (b. 1997). Paul passed his love and talent for the arts onto his children, who are all artists themselves. He was most proud of his children for continuing his legacy of love and his passion for the arts into everything that they do. Through this, he will never be forgotten.

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