Music At Oakmont: Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas

  • Submitted by Judy Walker

Having once again endured the annual avalanche of Christmas music, it may come as a surprise to know that so many of the most famous songs about that holiday marking the birth of Jesus were composed not by Christians but by Jews.

For our January 2019 Music Lovers session we will present a charming Canadian documentary called “DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS” which tells the story of how Jewish “outsiders” like Irving Berlin, Neil Diamond, Oscar Hammerstein and Mel
Torme, created in song a secular conception of a Christian holiday that could welcome all peoples by celebrating values and hope far beyond religious differences.

The program will be introduced by Ernie Rose, a long time Oakmont resident know to many of you for his presentations of a variety of documentary films.

WHEN: Thursday, January 3rd. 2019 at 10:30 am (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY DUE TO THE NEW YEARS HOLIDAY ON THE TUESDAY)
WHERE: Berger Center
COST: Free

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