Monday, November 15, 2021

Jewish Heritage Museum Presents Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film—A Zoom Program with John Kenrick, Historian

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents 

Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film
with John Kenrick, historian

WHEN: Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 2 PM.
ADMISSION: $12 members and $15 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

The program promises to be a fascinating look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents have depicted Jews, from the silent era to the present.

John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level from amateur to Broadway, eventually serving as a 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.

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. Now open to visitors by appointment, the Museum is handicapped and assistive listening accessible. Masks and vaccinations are required. The Museum’s Board of Trustees denounces racism and all forms of violence against any group, ethnicity, or race, and stands in support of any targeted community.