Jews in the Final Frontier

Temple B’nai Brith in Somerville, MA, will host a lecture titled “Jews in the Final Frontier” on Thursday, December 11th, from 7:30 to 9:00pm. Here’s the description:

From Vulcans to Batman, from robots to wizards, Jewish writers and actors have shaped every level of American fantasy and science fiction. Born into immigrant families, many Jews often had to hide their ‘secret identity’ behind bland public masks — a social reality that led to the birth of such famous superheroes as Superman, Spiderman and scores of others.

And that’s only the beginning of the story… Join us as we delve into the strange new worlds of F&SF texts and films as we explore their Jewish roots and continued influences in the present day!

Guest lecturer Joshua Breindel, a fifth year rabbinical student at Hebrew College, holds an MA in Jewish folklore. He is a talented storyteller and has been teaching Judaism and spirituality all around New England. This year he is acting as the spiritual leader of the Greater Jewish Community of Stowe, VT.

To register for the talk, visit There is a recommended donation of $8.

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