Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict is a multimedia, multicultural, multigenerational exhibit designed to educate people about genocide; explain the causes and consequences of genocide; present action steps to prevent it; and remember those in our own communities who have fled from these atrocities and whose families and communities have been destroyed.The program is presented by World Without Genocide.
Tents of Witness features 4- 8’ x 12’ painted canvas tents that simulate those used in refugee camps. The tents each depict the story of different groups persecuted based on their identity: race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin. The stories are of the genocides of the Holocaust; Republic of the Congo, Native Americans; and North Korea.
Each tent represents the diversity and beauty of each place and people. The exhibit illustrates clearly that no people or place has been immune from such atrocities.Learn more
Guests are invited to explore the tents either before services on Friday (from 6:30 – 8 or afterwards at 9:30). Tents can also be viewed on Thursday, March 13 between 10-4.
Leila Pergament Lowry will be speaking during the Friday evening Shabbat Service about her experiences of working with World Without Genocide to raise awareness and funds to end genocide and human trafficking as part of her Bat Mitzvah.