The Committee to Promote Respect in Schools (CYPRESS) invites you to join in a powerful, creative learning experience around the Holocaust.
CYPRESS, in partnership with Temple Adath B’nai Israel (TABI), is hosting an exhibit of Holocaust Murals created by students designed to ensure memories of the Holocaust are preserved in art.
The exhibit is called “A New Generation Remembers: A Unique Holocaust Exhibit.” The mural collection is part of a program for gifted middle and high school students from Kentucky. Every summer, a group of students immerse themselves in the study of the Holocaust, watching historical films, taking field trips and hearing from survivors themselves. During the course, students work together to complete a mural.
This is the 25th year of the Holocaust education program. Through the years, students have created 21 murals in all. They are each 6 feet by 9 feet long. Every mural is unique, but displayed together, they tell a powerful story, and ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten.
The mural collection will be on display at Temple Adath B’nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road, Evansville, IN, the first two weeks of February. The exhibit will be open during the week for middle and high school field trips, and open on the weekends for public viewing and special events.
SPECIAL EVENT: “An Afternoon of Remembrance” with speaker Fred Gross, Holocaust Survivor from Louisville, Kentucky
When: Sunday, February 10, 2019 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., reception immediately following
Where: Temple Adath B’nai Israel
Open to the Public
PUBLIC VIEWING HOURS:
Weekdays: February 4 – 8 and February 11- 15 – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Weekends: February 9/10 and February 16/17 – 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS:
School field trips are encouraged during the weekday public viewing hours. We estimate it will take approximately 1 hour to view the entire display. We estimate 40-50 students can view the murals at one time. We will work to accommodate larger classes. Please get in touch with us. Sign-up is required. To make inquiries or schedule a field trip, please use the contact form below.
Teacher Packet – A great resource for teachers to use in the classroom prior to visiting the Exhibit
To learn more about this project, you can watch a documentary that aired on KET that follows students as they work on the 2017 mural and explore Never Again, an exhibition of past murals at Louisville’s Jewish Community Center. Click here to watch the video on KET’s website.
For more information, to volunteer, or to schedule a field trip visit, please use the contact form below.