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Live From the Borscht Belt:The Making of “A Walk on the Moon”

WJC goes to Broadway… Learn about the new musical, “A Walk on the Moon,” featuring a discussion with WJC’s longtime congregant Ruth Hendel, the show’s Producer; Director Sharyl Kaller; and Bookwriter and Co-Lyricist Pamela Gray.

“A Walk on the Moon” is set in the summer of 1969 in the Catskills, following housewife and mother Pearl Kantrowitz, who rediscovers her voice and her sense of self while having an affair with a traveling salesman. It’s set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, generational upheaval, the moon landing, and Woodstock. In the 1960s, the Catskills was a summer retreat for Jews, who were not allowed in the non-Jewish country clubs around the New York area. It was a safe place for Jews to be, and kibitzing was king!

This event was presented by the WJC World Jewry Committee.

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