Join us for another semester series of Topics on Tap! Each Monday night from February 7-April 11, we'll take an innovative look at a different Jewish topic, presented by talented educators from across Philly. No prior knowledge required. Grab a drink and enjoy great learning and discussion!
This week's topic
Rwanda: An Historical Inheritance with Taylor Krauss
As the number of Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses to the Holocaust continues to dwindle, what will their legacy be in the future? Do their stories have relevance in today’s world where genocide continues unabated? As Jews who have inherited the history of the Holocaust, do we have a unique obligation to listen to Rwandan survivors or to fight genocide, and do the Tutsi agree? Taylor Krauss, director of Voices of Rwanda, a non-profit organization dedicated to filming testimonies of the survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, will screen testimonies and share his thoughts on what continues to motivate his work in Rwanda, and what he feels we have learned from the Jewish experience of historical transmission.
Voices of Rwanda is dedicated to recording and preserving testimonies of Rwandans, and to ensuring that their stories inform the world about genocide and inspire a global sense of responsibility to prevent human rights atrocities. Taylor Krauss is the founder and director of VOR.
Co-sponsored by The Grad Network, The Collaborative, and Moishe House Philadelphia