Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

Dates: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speaker: Patti Kenner

Join the Foundation for our screening of an award-winning film about the remarkable journalist Ruth Gruber, focusing on the first half of the 20th century. At 104 years old (97 when the documentary was made), Brooklyn-born Ruth Gruber has the sharp intellect and drive that propelled her to become the world's youngest Ph.D. at age 20. Gruber witnessed the rise of Hitler during her student years in Germany, and at age 24, she began her career as a New York Herald Tribune reporter and photographer. That same year, she became the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic. A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was given a dangerous secret mission to enter Europe and assist in the rescue of 1,000 Jews. Gruber was never just an observer, she was a participant in the making of history. Among other subjects, she covered the turbulent Middle East throughout the 1940's, famously photographing Jewish refugees on board the ship Exodus, 1947 and revealing their plight to the world.

After the screening, we are honored to host the film’s Executive Producer, Patti Kenner, for a special question and answer session. We will conclude the evening with an exclusive reception featuring light food and drink, and a chance to meet Ms. Kenner. This reception is cosponsored by our friends at the Defiant Requiem Foundation. Join us for this very special evening!

Advance Sale Tickets
$8 - Friends of the Foundation and Members of the JCCGW
$10 - General Public

$15 - All tickets purchased at the door.

 Advance sale tickets must be purchased by noon on Monday, April 11th

At and Co-Sponsored by:

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
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 Film provided by The National Center for Jewish Film, www.jewishfilm.org


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