Federation to hold online tour of “Notorious RBG” exhibit on April 1st

By Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will hold a virtual tour of the “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland. The 60-minute private tour will be held on Thursday, April 1, at 7 pm. Virtual attendees will enjoy a webinar-style narrated exploration of key objects and artifacts, followed by a docent-led question-and-answer period.

People can register for the event by visiting the Federation website, www.jfgb.org. There is no cost to attend, but donations are appreciated. The event is being sponsored by the Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University and Hillel at Binghamton. 

According to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, “‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ is the first-ever retrospective about the trailblazing associate justice and cultural icon, based on the popular Tumblr and best-selling book of the same name by journalist Irin Carmon and attorney Shana Knizhnik. Exploring the American judicial system through the lens of one of its sharpest legal minds, the exhibition takes an entertaining, yet rigorous, look at Justice Ginsburg’s life and work – in particular the efforts she joined to protect civil rights and expand equal opportunity for all Americans. Through archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art, media stations, and gallery interactives, the exhibition spans RBG’s varied roles as student, life partner, mother, lawyer, judge, women’s rights pioneer, and Internet phenomenon.”

“I sent a survey out to the community and the RBG exhibit was the number one pick!” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “The Federation is pleased we can experience this virtual tour as a community and learn more about the life of this incredible Jewish woman. Join us for what should be an exciting and informative evening.”