On October 21, 2018, Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains will be hosting an evening with author John Kenrick. The program, titled "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film”, will begin at 7 PM. The guest speaker, Mr. Kenrick describes the program as “a fascinating look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents has depicted Jews, from the silent era to the present.”
Mr. Kenrick is an expert on theater and film history, having appeared in numerous documentaries. He is also the author of Musicals101.com, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History. Mr. Kenrick states that he also served as personal assistant to six Tony-winning producers, working on such productions as the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit Rent and the first revival of Grease. He also assisted in the management of numerous national tours, including Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis, Crazy for You, Victor/Victoria, Jekyll & Hyde and Busker Alley. Mr. Kenrick has lectured at Wagner College, Marymount Manhattan, Pace University and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish congregation. It is located at 1925 Lake Ave in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Individuals interested in attending this program can contact the Temple at 908-889-4900.