23 2016

Molly Picon

1:30PM - 3:00PM  

JCC of Middlesex County 1775 Oak Tree Rd
Edison, NJ 08820
732-4943232 shorwitz@jccmc.org

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For an astonishing eight decades, Molly Picon was a force of nature both in the realm of Yiddish theater and in the wider world as well. She was the first internationally known Jewish female performer, and Picon also starred on radio and TV, on Broadway and in motion pictures. A passionate supporter of Israel and of Yiddish culture, she also tirelessly fundraised for UJA and sold World War II bonds. Come learn about a multifaceted woman who led a most impactful life.
Presenter Marcia Midler is a Cornell graduate who holds a doctorate in English from Rutgers. She taught at University College, Rutgers before leaving academia for a corporate career at AT&T and Telcordia. Dr. Midler is a resident of Regency at Monroe, and is the co-founder of News and Views, the community's current events group.