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Jewish Heritage Museum to present programs about Chagall, Berlin

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, has scheduled two special events during November.

Marc Chagall, Part 2: A talk and film led by Professor Maurice Mahler, will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 15. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $12 for non-members, according to a press release.

Mahler will present a different film than one he offered at a previous talk, and will reveal more background information about artist Marc Chagall.

This film, “Chagall’s Journey,” was created for NBC in 1985 and has not been seen since. The film chronicles Chagall’s journey from Czarist Russia to the west and finally to a small village in the south of France.

Through photos, archival footage, interviews and comments from art historians, the viewer learns how Chagall’s paintings are his biography, according to the press release.

At 2 p.m. Nov. 19, the museum will present Irving Berlin: A Talk by Marty Schneit, who is a New York City tour guide and historian. Tickets are $8 for museum members and $10 for non-members.

Berlin was born Israel Baline in Temun, Russia, in 1888. His family fled Russia in 1893 and settled in New York City. At age 14, Israel left home and began making money by singing in bars and on the streets of New York.

Berlin’s legendary career included the composition of more than 800 songs, including “God Bless America.” Schneit will shed light on the life and career of one of the symbols American popular music.

To make a reservation for either program, call 732-252-6990, or visit www.jhmomc.org. The museum is handicapped accessible and assisted-listening accessible.

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