Talks: Jewish Influence on American Popular Music 1880 to 2000 [] JC3 - November 30, 2021

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Event Category: Presentations/DiscussionsEvent Tags: jc3, jewish, and religion

  • Have you seen East Side Story yet? (That was the original concept for West Side Story — who knew?)

    Did you know there is a Jewish Reindeer on Santa’s sled?

    Who wrote ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame?’

    Jewish Influence on American Popular Music 1880 – 2000 is a series of multimedia presentations given by Allan Cheskes and the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Toronto, Canada. These presentations give a fascinating history of Jews in the United States, music in the United States as well as the Jewish influence on American popular music.

    We will be showing recordings of past presentations on Tuesday afternoons at 3:00 central time starting October 12. The presentations last about an hour and a half. There is no charge for these presentations.

    October 12
    Russian Jews Come Off the Boat and Change the American Cultural Landscape

    October 19
    Louis Armstrong to the Wizard of Oz

    October 26

    November 2
    Benny Goodman

    November 9
    Klezmer Meets Jazz and Artie Shaw

    November 16
    Strange Fruit to Rock Around the Clock

    November 23
    Music Institutions and Meet the Chess Brothers

    November 30
    Leiber and Stoller

    December  7
    Doc Pomus and Mort Shurman Part 1

    Doc Pomus and Mort Shurman Part 2

    December 21
    Christmas Carols

    December 28
    Christmas Carols Don Kirshner and hi family of writers and the Monkeys

    January 4
    Broadway Musicals Part 1

    January 11
    Broadway Musicals Part 2

    January 18
    Broadway Musicals Part 3

    January 25
    Broadway Musicals Part 4

    February 1
    Meet Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield

    February 8
    Meet Gerry Goffin and Carole King

    February 15
    Meet Gerry Goffin and Carole King

    February 22
    Meet Cinthia Weil and Barry Manalo

    March 1
    Let’s meet Phil Spector  Pt 1

    March 8
    Let’s meet Phil Spector Pt 2

    We are happy to be able to offer these presentations at no charge.

    Please contact CHESMA at to register for the presentations. Please let us know which presentations you are interested in.  Please note, the original broadcasts of these presentations averaged well over 100 computer participants (I can only hope that we are as successful), but we can only allow 100 computers to access each presentation at one time. If we receive more than 100 requests, we will create a waiting list in the order that the requests were received. Please let CHESMA know if you cannot attend a presentation that you registered for so that your place can be given to somebody else if necessary.

    CHESMA, A.C.(una “Comunidad Hebrea ESan Miguel de  Allende,  Asociacion Civil”) is an interdenominational Jewish community in San Miguel de Allende, State of Guanajuato, Mexico. We have about 120 members:  one-quarter are Mexican, the rest expatriates primarily from the United States and Canada.   Our motto–‘One community, many journeys’–reflects our diverse backgrounds—in language, culture, and observance. We welcome each member to express his or her unique Judaism. Be it secularly, artistically, religiously, intellectually or otherwise, we urge all Jews who are interested in being a part of a Jewish entity here in el Bajío to join with us.   CHESMA, AC is a not-for-profit umbrella organization, which remains unaffiliated with any specific Jewish movement; our lay members lead worship and fill all the other roles needed keep the community thriving.   Under this umbrella, the Traditional/Egalitarian Minyan Group, led primarily by Dan Lessner and Carole Stone, has just been accepted for membership in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (North America’s Conservative Judaism flagship), and is now a separate legal religious entity known as “Kehilla Shalom San Miguel de Allende” under IRS section 501(c)(3).

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