7 2021

Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Confront Hate

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Virtual Event | Congregation Shaara Tfille 84 Weibel Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-2370

Contact Barbara Opitz
(518) 584-2370

Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs is pleased to share a virtual program through the 92 St. Y in New York City. A Talk and Screening of “Confronting Hate” will be presented by Dr. Ruth Westheimer in conversation with Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein. Introduced by Annette Insdorf and co-presented with USC Shoah Foundation, the live stream event will be held on Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Open to the entire community, the program is complimentary, but donations are encouraged to benefit Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center for future programming. To make reservations and to obtain the live stream link, please contact bopitz@skidmore.edu prior to October 5. This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Northeast New York. For more general information on the synagogue, please refer to their website at www.saratogasynagogue.org.

At 93 years old and as vibrant as ever, Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be tackling the question of hate by telling the story of her own experiences in Nazi Germany in hopes of combatting forces of anti-Semitism that are emerging throughout the world. Following a screening of USC Shoah Foundation’s animated short film Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey - featuring Dr. Ruth’s own voice recounting how she survived the Holocaust as a young girl - Reel Pieces Moderator Annette Insdorf will introduce a conversation between Dr. Ruth and Rabbi Rubinstein. They will discuss her books as they along with the film speak to universal themes that young people experience today - fear, loss and loneliness as well as grit, resilience and hope.

Ruth: A Little Girl’s Big Journey is an example of USC Shoah Foundation’s critical work to bring anti-hate education to new audiences, filling a gap in primary-level Holocaust education with developmentally appropriate content.

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of NENY