Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film Presented by entertainment historian, John Kenrick

JCC of Northern NJ Active Seniors
Thursday, November 3 at 11 AM

Temple Avodat Shalom
385 Howland Ave. River Edge

If you think it all began with The Jazz Singer, then in Al Jolson's words, "You ain't heard nothing yet!" Learn how early silent films relied on ethnic stereotypes, and when screen depictions of Jews and their culture emerged and how they evolved. This fascinating talk will also include the Holocaust and its survivors as depicted in American films as well as how recent films have dealt with formerly ignored aspects of Jewish life. Using film clips and behind the scenes stories, entertainment historian John Kenrick examines a rich but rarely discussed cinematic legacy.

Active Seniors at the JCC of Northern NJ are looking forward to a full calendar of events in November. Now settled in their home at Temple Avodat Shalom, 385 Howland Ave. River Edge, the program continues to grow, welcoming both new participants and new programming. Attracting adults aged 65+ from many area towns including Mahwah, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Hackensack and more, the Active Seniors are a vibrant, vital part of the JCCNNJ. 

The core of all programming centers around creating opportunities for connection — with staff, volunteers, and especially each other. Through the consistency and variety of activities offered each Tuesday and Thursday these valued members of our community continue to grow in camaraderie, spirit and participation.

$5 Suggested Donation includes catered kosher lunch. To register, follow this link: https://form.jotform.com/222865954824165 or call (201) 666-6610 x2. 

Photo caption: John Kenrick, entertainment historian, will appear at JCCNNJ’s Active Seniors on November 3 at 11 AM, to speak about “Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in Film”.

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