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Jews in American Popular Culture with Ari Y. Kelman, Ph.D.

  • Congregation Shir Hadash 20 Cherry Blossom Road Los Gatos, CA 95032 (map)

It is impossible to tell the story of American popular culture without addressing the contributions of American Jews. From the Hollywood moguls of the 1920's to the Broadway musicals of the 1940's and 1950's, and from the Brill Building songwriters of the 1960's to cutting edge programs like Girls, Transparent and Orange is the New Black, Jewish artists have played a definitive role in American popular culture. This multimedia presentation will serve as an introduction to and overview of the dynamics of this relationship, focusing on a handful of key moments in the evolving history of Jews in popular culture.