Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
Tuesday December 19, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, December 19, 7:00pm LIFE LONG LEARNING EXTRA
On the last night of Hanukkah, join Cantor Levy for viewing and discussion of DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS, a musical documentary that explores the impact that Jewish composers had on Christmas music, and the creation of beloved Christmas icons like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Chinese food Oneg (desserts only) will be served.
DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS is an offbeat, irreverent musical 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, who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday. It’s an amazing tale of immigrant outsiders who became irreplaceable players in pop culture’s mainstream – a generation of songwriters who found in Christmas the perfect holiday in which to imagine a better world, and for at least one day a year, make us believe.