Location: Lindenbaum Pavillion
From: Monday, November 19, 12:30 pm
Come and learn how this Jewish immigrant from Russia became the classic rags-to-riches story. Over the course of his career, he published an estimated 1,500 songs including: Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, Puttin on The Ritz, and There is No Business Like Show Business.
Location: Community House
From: Mondays, November 5, 19, 26 and December 3, 6:45 pm
We are honored to welcome Dr. Wendy Zierler to Central as our scholar in residence this fall. Dr. Zierler is an acclaimed and beloved professor at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (where your clergy were ordained!). She is the author of Movies & Midrash: Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2017. We invite you to join Dr. Zierler for four sessions bringing together popular culture, theology, and Jewish tradition. In alternating weeks, students will watch contemporary films like The Truman Show, The King’s Speech, and then come together to understand them in a new way – through the lens of theology and Jewish tradition. Dr. Zierler is a dynamic and accessible teacher of Jewish thought and literature, and this is an opportunity not to be missed.