J Talks: Man of Schmear

J Talks: Man of Schmear

November 29, 2022
2:00 PM

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J Talks: Man of Schmear- The Secret History of Judaism & Comic BooksTuesday, November 29 | 2:00 PM | $10Location: Leisure World Clubhouse | Ballroom, 3700 Rossmoor Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20906Superheroes and comic books have been ingrained in our society for nearly a century…but why? And where does the connection to Judaism and folklore come into play? In this two-hour interactive workshop, you’ll learn about how the superheroes and characters you’ve seen in comics, movies, and television are interwoven through both Jewish and American societies, and why that plays such an important part in both cultures. You’ll also come away with actions that you can take to ensure this history is remembered and preserved. From Superman to The Avengers and every cape in between, this session will show you the secret history of Jews and comic books!Josh Steinhouse is a professional educator and uses his degree in American Studies, a career in Learning & Development, and 30-plus years of collecting comics to teach and interact with audiences about the influence, impact, and importance of the comic book and superhero medium in our society.Questions? Please contact Frieda or Lindsay, our CoA staff: fenoch@benderjccgw.org or call: 301-348-3832What is CoA? A Bender JCC adult program, welcoming all, engaging the community, offering trips, lectures, films, concerts, and more…