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Monmouth County News Briefs, Nov. 24

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The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present a Zoom program, “Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film,” with historian John Kenrick on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for museum members and $15 for non-members.

To make a reservation and receive the Zoom link, call 732-252-6990, email jhmomc@optonline.net or visit www.jhmomc.org

According to a press release, the program will look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents have depicted Jews from the silent era to the present.

Kenrick has worked in the theater at every level from amateur to Broadway, eventually serving as a personal assistant to producers, including the team behind the original production of “Rent.” He is the creator of the educational website Musicals101.com and his books include “Musical Theatre: A History,” which recently received a new 10th anniversary edition, according to the press release.


The Monmouth County Audubon Society (MCAS) has announced a new grant program to promote bird conservation in Monmouth County.

The MCAS Bird Conservation Grant Program will award a maximum of $3,000 in grants in early 2022. The maximum amount provided per proposal will be $1,500 ($150 is the minimum), according to a press release.

All nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organizations, as well as any of Monmouth County’s municipal environmental commissions, are eligible to apply and are welcome to apply for, and receive, more than one grant per cycle. Projects must be located within the county and environmental commissions are only eligible if they represent a municipality within Monmouth County and have been established by ordinance, according to the press release.

MCAS is seeking applications for the new grant program by March 1. To learn more about MCAS, visit www.monmouthaudubon.org. For information specific to the Bird Conservation Grant, visit https://www.monmouthaudubon.org/mc-bird-conservation-grant


The award-winning Monmouth Civic Chorus will present “Hallelujah: Together Again for the Holidays” at 4 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank.

This year’s program will feature cherished selections from Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Mass in B minor, intertwined with stirring original settings of holiday classics like “Deck the Halls” and “Auld Lang Syne,” according to a press release.

The chorus will be joined by guest soloist soprano Justine Aronson.

Tickets for premium seating are $45 for adults; $40 for seniors; $35 for groups of 10 or more); and $15 for students. Tickets for regular seating are $30 for adults; $27 for seniors; $25 for groups; and $10 for students.

Audience members will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result, according to the venue’s regulations. Masking is strongly encouraged. Tickets and information are available at monmouthcivicchorus.org or 732-933-9333.

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