This screening is part of our SHARED STORIES: THE INTERSECTION OF BLACK AND JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA series (Every Monday night, July 13 – August 3)
Rabbi Joachim Prinz once cautioned that “America must not become a nation of onlookers. America must not remain silent.” Has his pronouncement ever been more relevant, more timely, than in present-day America? After being expelled from Berlin in 1937, Prinz immigrated to the United States where he witnessed the widespread racism against African-Americans. As rabbi of Temple B’nai Abraham in Newark, NJ and later President of the American Jewish Congress, Prinz grew to be a key leader in the civil rights movement, working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to organize the 1963 March on Washington.
This compelling documentary traces the remarkable life of Prinz, his contributions to strengthening Jewish-Black relations in America, and the power of our collective voice in the universal struggle for peace.
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