Jewish Lives: Irving Berlin: New York Genius

Wednesdays, June 24 – July 8, 10AM
Remote Course

$45 for Maltz Museum Members and CWRU – Siegal Lifelong Learning Members, $55 General

The Jewish Lives series, published by Yale University Press, explores the stories of historical and present-day influential individuals whose Jewish experiences shaped their contributions to culture, science, and politics. Local professors lead these book discussions.

Respective book should be brought to class. Discount: Visit for a 35% discount plus free shipping on the books for this series. Discount Codes: Berlin: CWBERLIN Solomon: CWSOLOMON David: CWDAVID

Irving Berlin has been called the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. In a career that spanned nine decades, Berlin wrote some 1500 tunes, including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “God Bless America,” and “White Christmas.” Join Daniel Goldmark to explore James Kaplan’s book, Irving Berlin: New York Genius, which offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as a self-made man who was a witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. Kaplan’s book underscores Berlin’s continued relevance in American popular culture today.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is proud to collaborate with CWRU – Siegal Lifelong Learning on remote lectures and virtual classes.

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