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Sharon Pucker Rivo

Sharon Pucker Rivo is a cofounder and executive director of the National Center for Jewish Film. She cocurated Yiddish Film between Two Worlds, the retrospective of Yiddish feature films that premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1991. Rivo received the first Annual Jewish Cultural Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in 1990.

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Yiddish Film in the United States

American Yiddish films captured the language, lifestyle, values, dreams, and myths of Yiddish culture, which resonated deeply with many Yiddish immigrant communities in New York City. Yiddish film reached its “Golden Age” between 1936 and 1939, and many influential women graced the Yiddish screen, including Moly Pico, Celia Adler, Jennie Goldstein, Lili Liliana, and Berta Gersten. 

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