Now showing on the JHMOMC YouTube channel
The Golden Medina: A Story of Eastern European Jewish Immigration to America
The largest wave of immigration to America was that of Eastern European Jews, who were escaping political, economic, and religious strife they faced in the 19th and 20th centuries. This presentation tells the story of their journey to America, known as the “Land of the Shining Opportunities,” and accomplishments made by the immigrants and families who settled in Monmouth county, and more.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Ethel Merman was New York City’s "girl next door." She went from being a stenographer from Queens, to being the Queen of the Broadway musical in its golden age.
Marty will discuss standards introduced by Merman in Broadway musicals including Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Rose’s Turn, Anything Goes, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, There’s No Business Like Show Business, and Alexander’s Ragtime Band.
Marty Schneit is a born and bred New Yorker who has lectured at major venues throughout the city and his lectures have been recorded by The Jewish Braille Institute for their audio magazine and lecture series.
$5 members, $7 non-members
This program is sponsored in part by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter, Debbie Lynn Matoren, and in honor of The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County and the Jewish Community in Monmouth County.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:00 PM
Jewish women have played star roles on screen since the silent era. We follow this rich heritage from Theda Bara to Barbara Streisand to Gal Gadot, with film clips and fascinating behind the scenes stories.
John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level from amateur to Broadway, eventually serving as personal assistant to six Tony Award winning producers, including the team behind the original production of RENT. He is the creator of the educational website Musicals101.com, and his books include Musical Theatre: A History, which recently received a new
10th Anniversary edition.
$8 members, $10 non-members
This program is sponsored in part by Gary Matoren in memory of his mother, Mary Matoren, and in honor of The Jewish Heritage Museum
of Monmouth County and the Jewish Community in Monmouth County.