Join us for University of Alabama at Birmingham Artist-in-Residence David Kassan’s guest lecture Nov. 15 at Temple Beth-El. His talk coincides with the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The program will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. A coffee and dessert reception will follow.
Kassan began artistic documentation of Holocaust survivors in 2014 with the creation of the EDUT project, or “living witness” project. The project aims to meet with as many living Holocaust survivors as possible to document their lives through paintings, drawings and video portraits.
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The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center seeks to educate the people of Alabama about the history of the Holocaust so that new generations will apply the lessons of the Holocaust to the construction of a more just, humane, and tolerant future. Organized in 2002, the BHEC provides programming throughout the state of Alabama for teachers, students, civic groups, and communities.
Temple Beth-El is honored to be a part of programming aimed at celebrating Holocaust survivors, and teaching about the suffering of Jews and non-Jews during a difficult period in our history. Founded in 1907, our congregation is committed to meaningful and relevant lifelong learning, joyful worship, and fulfillment of mitzvot with a special focus on Tikun Olam, the healing of the world.