Tapestry: The Graphic Novel and Its Jewish Roots

In 1938, two Cleveland 19 year olds, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, invented Superman. In the face of the rise of the Nazis and increasing violence against Jews in Germany – an iconic super hero may have been just what the Jewish people needed. The Adventures of Superman inaugurated the very first issue of Action Comics, and Superman’s relevance and mythology lives on today. Jews were at the forefront of the beginning of the comic books and graphic novels, and their collective creativity in the field continues to be an inspiration and foundation of this vibrant form. Click here for the Tapestry Brochure.

Upcoming Graphic Novel and Its Jewish Roots Programs

Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero - Author Event

Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM at the Milwaukee Rep Join Larry Tye, author of the book.  - FREE.

In conjunction with the Rep’s “The History of Invulnerability” a play about the creation of the ageless Superman, the JCC and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater will co-sposor a book talk with Author Larry Tye. His book, Superman: The High-Flying History of American’s Most Enduring Hero” captures the fascinating history of this truly American creation - the creation of two Jewish boys from Cleveland.

The History of Invulnerability - at the Milwaukee Rep (April 8 - May 4)

Wednesday April 30 at 7:30 PM - Performance and talkback with Jody Hirsh, the cast and director.  Click here to purchase your tickets for another date. 

Boys of Steel - Book Event

TIME CHANGED - New time is Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 PM at the JCC, join Marcy Tyler Nobelman, Author of the book. In association of the Rep’s performance of “The History of Invulnerability,” Marc Tyler Nobleman will give his insight on the creation of “Superman” by Cleveland Jewish teenagers, Joe Schuster and Jerry Siegel. Nobleman will also be appearing on a panel after the April 9th Evening performance at the Rep.

Exhibit: The Graphic Novel and Its Jewish Roots - at the JCC

April 1 - May 21


Questions? Contact Mona Cohen to learn more (414) 967-8249

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