Program Details

The Life and Career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Myrna Goldberger
Jewish Culture & History / History

Course Description

"I would not like to be the only woman on the court." These words reflect the philosophy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman appointed to the Supreme Court. In her growing-up years, she learned the obligation of sacrifice, the impetus for education, a staunch approach to improving the world for women, and the importance of character. This self-written play, including images, will portray, in first-person, the events and cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her legal aims and objectives, her harmonious marriage, her friendship with Scalia, and her devotion to her position, in spite of health problems. Lauded and criticized, she continues to be a compelling liberal force on the bench and at age 84, still makes her mark in judicial proceedings. This play will include Ginsburg's reasons for not retiring and an analysis of her majority opinions.

About the Instructor

  • Myrna Goldberger has been a presenter for 25-plus years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University, Goldberger has had more than 50 years of experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel and special function and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious groups, as well as to special-interest groups in Florida and other states. Moreover, she performs in self-written, one-act plays focusing on famous American women and men.

    Recipient of the 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award

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