Saturday, November 28, 2020

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents Jewish Women in American Film: From Femme Fatale to Superhero by John Kenrick, Historian

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents an illustrated Zoom program

Jewish Women in American Film: From FemmeFatale to Superhero
by John Kenrick, Historian

WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2020, at 2 PM
ADMISSION: $8 members and $10 non-members.
To make a reservation and receive the Zoom link, you can call the Museum at 732-252-6990, email, or visit our website at

Jewish women have played starring roles on the “silver screen” since the silent film era. In his presentation, 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 Tony Award winning producers, including the team behind the original production of RENT. He is the creator of the educational website, and his books include Musical Theatre: A History, which recently received a new 10th Anniversary edition.

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.

Funding has been made possible in part by an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Monmouth County Historical Commission.

The Jewish Heritage Museum is located in the Mounts Corner Shopping  Center, at 310 Mounts Corner Drive Freehold, NJ, at the corner of Route 537 and Wemrock Road (between the CentraState Medical Center and Freehold Raceway Mall). It is on the second floor of the historic Levi Solomon Barn. The JHMOMC is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although not currently open to the public, the Museum is handicapped and assisted-listening accessible.