‘Woman of Valor’: Learn About Photojournalist Ruth Gruber’s Life and Legacy at Her Jewish-American Hall of Fame Induction

October 12, 2022 | Ended

The 2022 Jewish-American Hall of Fame (JAHF) online induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 13th, at 12:30 PM EST.

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame (JAHF), in partnership with the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) and B’nai B’rith International, is proud to present its 2022 inductee, the late Ruth Gruber.

Her online induction ceremony — titled “Woman of Valor: Photojournalist Ruth Gruber’s Induction Into the Jewish-American Hall of Fame” — will take place on Sunday, November 13th, at 12:30 PM EST.

Join this unique digital event to learn more about Gruber’s fascinating life story — including her role in saving nearly 1,000 European Jewish refugees from the Nazis during the Holocaust — and impactful legacy.

Speakers will include Daniel Mariaschin, Executive Director of B’nai B’rith International and Member of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame Advisory Council; Gemma Birnbaum, Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society; Mel Wacks, Founding Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame; Sam Asher, Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum; Abby Schwartz, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Skirball Museum; Leslie Fried, Curator of the Jewish Museum of Alaska; Judy Rapaport, Vice-President of the Safe Haven Museum and Education Center, in Oswego, New York; Doris Schechter and Patti Kenner, Co-Producers of the Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber documentary; Deborah Hendell Shimko, daughter of two Oswego Holocaust refugees; Professor David Michaels, Gruber’s son; Celia Michaels-Evan, Gruber’s daughter; and Arthur Maserjian, Deputy Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, and Chief of Staff and Director of International Affairs & Diplomacy at CAM;.

Founded in 1969, the JAHF is a division of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Over the past half century, the JAHF has inducted over 50 Jewish Americans from all fields of endeavor, ranging from Asser Levy, one of the first Jewish settlers in what would become New York City, to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the judicial and feminist icon.

For more information and FREE registration for the induction ceremony, visit: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GH-FTq4XRWmXACx7OhnedA

To learn more about the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, visit: amuseum.org