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Temple Screening Film Starring Famed Yiddish Cantor

“The Cantor’s Son” will be showing at Temple Emanuel of North Jersey on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.

In a throwback to Al Jolson’s 1927 classic film “The Jazz Singer,” famed cantor and entertainer Moishe Oysher stars in a screening of “The Cantor’s Son” at Temple Emanuel of North Jersey on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.

Produced in 1937, this 90-minute film, Oysher’s first, reprises Jolson’s familiar theme: a young man with singing talent is “discovered” while washing floors in a New York nightclub and becomes a star, but unlike the Jolson film, this story ends with a different twist.  

The dialog is in Yiddish with English subtitles.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Temple Emanuel, located at 558 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, across from the Haledon reservoir/Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, is a welcoming egalitarian spiritual community affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

For more information, please visit www.tenjfl.org or call 201-560-0200.

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