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HAZAK – The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

HAZAK – The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Social Event, Speaker
  • Audience: Adults, Seniors/Hazak
  • Membership: Not Required
  • Registration: Not Required
  • Topic: Jewish Heritage, Politics, Speaker

David Weinstein presents his recent book, The Eddie Cantor Story. This absorbing biography chronicles the life and work of one of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century. Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) starred in theater, film, radio, and television. Paying equal attention to Cantor’s humor and politics, Weinstein documents his significance as a performer,  philanthropist, and activist.

DAVID WEINSTEIN is a historian who lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area. He is the author of two books: The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics (2017) and The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (2004). David is a senior program officer in the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from Brandeis University. David has written and spoken widely about subjects ranging from early televison to popular media to American Jewish history. David, his wife, and their two daughters are members of our congregation.

Bring a dairy lunch at 12:00 p.m. The program begins at approximately 12:30 p.m.

This program is free of charge, however reservations are requested to Latoria.

HAZAK is our group for individuals 55 or older who want to share in interesting experiences. It’s never too late to make new friends!



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