Rukhl Schaechter is the editor of the Yiddish Forward (Forverts) and is both the first woman to hold that position since its founding in 1897 and the first editor of the Forverts to be born in the US. She also co-hosts Yiddish cooking videos with food scholar and gourmet chef Eve Jochnowitz. Rukhl is a graduate of Barnard College and has a masters in early childhood education from Bank Street College. She is the mother of three grown sons, all fluent in Yiddish, and a 2-year old grandson who speaks Yiddish, too.

Rukhl Schaechter