Movie Night and Discussion: Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
- Date: Friday, December 24, 2021
- Time: 7:00pm–9:00pm
Join us for Chinese Food for Shabbat Dinner and a Movie
Enjoy an offbeat, irreverent documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters, including Irving Berlin, Mel Tormé, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Gloria Shayne Baker and Johnny Marks, all who wrote music for the world’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing look at the 20th century North American immigrant experience and the extraordinary outburst of musical energy from the children of those immigrants. This new generation rejected their parents’ European past and instead embraced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and, finally, Hollywood. The outsiders began writing the soundtrack to the insiders’ American dreams and in doing so, wrote themselves into history.
Telling this story through words and song, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas features rarely seen archival footage, musical performances and interviews with contemporary writers and performers, as well as connoisseurs of North American popular music.
Cost $ 15
Please RSVP to Charmaine email@example.com