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University Lecture Series - A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof

Date: March 12, 2015Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  JCC of Central NJ

The 6th Annual University Lecture Series
Join us and meet authors and experts who come to speak about their books, their experiences and their research.  It is sure to generate stimulating conversation and debate.

Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof  with author Alisa Solomon 
Award-winning drama critic Alisa Solomon will trace how and why the story of Tevye, the milkman, made its way from the humble New York Yiddish stage to Broadway and a major Hollywood picture. It has had an astonishing global impact and has been beloved by audiences the world over. Alisa will show that audiences everywhere found resonance in Fiddler’s themes: the fraying of tradition, generational tension and the loss of roots. Her presentation is rich, entertaining, original and offers a history as captivating as its subject.

Single Session
Price: $16/session
Member/Senior 65+ Price: $14/session

Be a University Lecture Series Sponsor!

Gold $180 (receive tickets for 2 people for the five lectures)
Silver $126 (receive tickets for 2 people for the five lectures)
Copper $65 (receive tickets for 1 person for the five lectures)

Upcoming University Lecture Series events:

A Broken Hallelujah: Rock n’ Roll Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen with author Liel Leibovitz
Sunday, March 29 • 10:30 a.m.
At 80, Leonard Cohen is as popular as he’s ever been, with a chart-topping new album and songs like Hallelujah gracing blockbuster movie soundtracks. To understand the reasons behind Cohen’s unlikely career surge is to understand what makes him one of the more intriguing artists of our time, a powerful mixture of spirituality, desire, compassion and humor. Granted access to Cohen’s private papers, Liel Leibovitz delivers a look not only at the inner man but also at the environments that shaped him, from the rock scene of New York in the 1960s to the remote Zen monastery where Cohen spent years later in life.

For more information on the University Lecture Series including Music Appreciation, contact Barbara Weisbart, Adult Enrichment Director, at 908-889-8800 x207 or bweisbart@jccnj.org.

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