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Temple Beth El

Offering Conservative Jewish worship since 1935

83 Chestnut Street/POBox 383
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-5522

Israeli Film Series

Saturday January 13th at 7:00 PM

Ahead of Time, the Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

A documentary on the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber. At 97 years old, Brooklyn-born Ruth still has that same sharp intellect and moxie that propelled her to become the world’s youngest PhD at age 20. At age 24, she became a New York Herald Tribune reporter and photographer and the same year was the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic. A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was given a dangerous secret mission. A feminist before feminism, Ruth was never just an observer, she was a participant in the making of history. Ruth covered the turbulent Middle East throughout the 1940’s, and the film combines verité footage of Ruth traveling back to Israel, with interviews and archival material.

Best Documentary Denver Jewish Film Festival, Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival

“Ruth Gruber is remarkable… indefatigable…a riveting raconteur.. an inspiration” New York Times

“A case study in pioneering feminist courage” Time Out New York

Donations for admission and snacks are appreciated.