29 2016

The Jewish Roots Of Popular Entertainment

7:45PM - 9:15PM  

Beth Shalom Congregration 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Contact Jessica Schultz

$ Cost $ 0.00

Learn how the roots of the entertainment world we now enjoy were seeded by Jewish entertainers in the early 20th century. This class will look at the first Jewish entertainer known as a Jew, and idolized by the American public, Al Jolson; some of the great Jewish women entertainers, who set the standards for those who followed in drama, comedy, and song; and the many other Jewish entertainers who became icons to the public, while preserving their heritage. This series will include rare video and audio material.