2017-10-11 / Voice at the Shore

Brunch discusses civil rights activist Rabbi Joachim Prinz

The life of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, who survived the Holocaust and became a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, will be the subject of an October 19 Brunch and Learn led by Meryl Rodgers, a docent for the Museum of American Jewish History.

Prinz was a young rabbi in Berlin in the 1930s when Hilter came to power. He was repeatedly arrested for speaking out against Hitler and urging Jews to leave Germany, and was expelled from Germany in 1937.

Upon arriving in the United States, Prinz was horrified to witness the pervasive racism here against African Americans. He ultimately became a leader in the civil rights movement and spoke at the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” in 1963.

The documentary film, “Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent,” will be shown following a talk about Prinz led by Rodgers. A tasty bagel brunch will also be served.

This event, which is co-presented by the JCC and the Board of Jewish Education, costs $5 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information or to register, call (609) 822- 1167, extension 138. s

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