The Jewish World of Elvis Presley: A Book Talk

  • Friday, January 08, 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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A Conversation with Author Roselle Chartock

Live & Online via Zoom
Friday, January 8th, 3pm EST
(Elvis' birthday!)

Free & open to all
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Elvis and Jews: At first glance these two words may not seem to go together. But the truth is that, despite growing up in a fundamentalist Christian family in the Deep South - an area sometimes known for its anti-Semitism - Elvis Presley nevertheless developed a deep affinity to Jews.

Join us for a lively talk and discussion focusing on two questions: What accounted for this deep affinity? And what was the nature of the personal relationships Elvis developed with the Jews he befriended in Memphis - including merchants and members of his inner circle, the Memphis Mafia - and those he met in the music and movie industries?

In her vivid description of Elvis' Jewish world -- that also reflects his humanitarian and philosophical interests -- Roselle Kline Chartock reveals a little-known side of this rock 'n' roll icon, including Presley's own Jewish heritage. She provides ample evidence that Presley's personality as well as his musical gifts were, in part, shaped by his Jewish world.

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