You are invited to visit the art show, A CHILD’S VIEW FROM GAZA, in the Rotunda on Sunday, October 16, 2022 immediately following worship services. The exhibit will be on view from 11:30 to 2:30. Members of Northern NJ Jewish Voice for Peace, the Peoples Organization for Progress, and the Coalition to Support Palestinian Liberation will be on hand and welcome opportunities to engage in dialogue about the show with attendees. A brief introduction to the exhibit will take place several times during the afternoon.
The pictures in the exhibit were drawn in art therapy classes by Palestinian children who survived the 2009 bombardment of Gaza during “Operation Cast Lead”. The classes were designed to help children cope with the devastating psychological effects of the Israeli attacks that killed their relatives and friends and demolished their homes and schools. In drawing after drawing, you sense that a Palestinian child is baring their soul, in the hopes that the innocent truth of their experience will resonate with the soul of the beholder.
The exhibition is free and open to the public and made possible with the support of over thirty local organizations. The exhibit is wheelchair accessible.