Neighborhood Briefs: Civil Rights Pictures, Yiddish Forverts Editor Speak

A protest in Philadelphia in the 1960s, photographed by Jack T. Franklin Photo by Jack T. Franklin

Einstein’s exhibition “Capturing Hope” opens
Capturing Hope, a photo exhibition depicting the civil rights movement, is on view at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.

The free and public exhibition shows loaned photos from the African American Museum in Philadelphia, taken by Jack T. Franklin. The well-known photographer donated his collection of more than 500,000 negatives to the museum in 1986.

The collection includes photos of the civil rights movement as well as numerous cultural and political events in the Afro-American community of Philadelphia’s lifetime.
“Capturing Hope” is divided into three themes: “Freedom Isn’t Free”, which introduces the civil rights movement; “Martin Luther King Remembered”; and “From Philadelphia to DC, the March to Washington.”

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The exhibit, which opened in February to commemorate Black History Month, is located in the Community Corridor in the Tower Building – the main building on the Einstein Medical Center campus in Philadelphia at 5501 Old York Road. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Rabbi Sussman will host Zoom Talk with Yiddish Forverts Editor
Chief Rabbi Lance J. Sussman of the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will give a zoom lecture on March 10th at 7:30 p.m. with Rukhl Schaechter, the editor of Yiddish Forverts, which is described as the only remaining Yiddish newspaper outside the Hasidic Jewish world .

The Schaechter, who grew up in the Bronx, is the first woman and the first person born in the United States to hold the position of editor. She is also likely the first Sabbath-observing Jew to publish the 1897 paper. She is the daughter of the Yiddish linguist Mordkhe Schaechter, and her aunt was the Yiddish poet and songwriter Beryle Schaechter-Gottesman.

During her interview with Sussman, she will discuss, among other things, how she started as a reporter at Yiddish Forverts in 1998. She was appointed editor in 2016 and recognized for increasing the online reach of the publication.

For more information about the event and a link to attend, please send an email to: [email protected]

– Compiled by Andy Gotlieb

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