The Guthrie Center Talkin' Series presents Dr. Roselle Kline Chartock speaking about her book The Jewish World of Elvis Presley

  • Sun, Aug 21, 2022 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Guthrie Center

    2 Van Deusenville Road
    Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
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We are so pleased to present Dr. Roselle Kline Chartock speaking about her book The Jewish World of Elvis Presley. Roselle will be here on Sunday, August 21 at 3pm. This event is free and open to all with limited seats available.


Roselle Kline Chartock is a Professor Emerita of Education and a full-time artist and writer, having previously taught on all levels for forty-five years. Her earlier work includes four books and several scholarly articles on topics related to education, American history and Jewish history, among them an anthology on the Nazi Holocaust. She has integrated history and biography in telling the story of Elvis' Jewish World. 


"While there are already dozens of books about this legendary musician, I saw an opportunity to break new ground when I discovered Presley's Jewish connections... And while there are - among these many books and articles about Elvis - several that make brief references to Jews and the possibility of Elvis having a Jewish ancestor, this volume is the first to bring together in one place the many pieces of Elvis' Jewish world as well as new information about that world."


Elvis was a complex man who held simple truths. Ms Chartock delves into aspects of his life that most of us have never known, and in particular in this book, his strong connection to the Jewish world. At the end of the day, the man who we know best from his music, was a man who who shunned no one, learned from everyone, and most of all brought people together.


We look forward to reading The Jewish World of Elvis Presley, and to introducing it to our friends here at the Guthrie Center! Please join us for an enlightening and certainly interesting look into the life of Elvis Presley.  

Date & Time

Sun, Aug 21, 2022 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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The Guthrie Center

2 Van Deusenville Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230 The Guthrie Center
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Founded in 1991 by Arlo Guthrie to honor the legacy of his parents, Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia-Guthrie. The Guthrie Center offers interfaith services and spiritual exchange. Bringing individuals together for cultural, educational, and spiritual exchange. We work together with other non-profit agencies to serve those in need. In doing so we hope to create an environment where individuals can come together to cultivate a deeper awareness of culture, humanity and the environment of which we are all a part.

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