Memory Lane: Fave Photos & Elvis Fest

Elvis Shmelvis

Today is your last chance to get in on the fun!

All you need to do is submit your favorite photo of yourself for the Boulder JCC’s community photo exhibit. Just email the image or images you want included in the show, “Me, Myself and Eye,” to kathryn@boulderjcc.org. Send baby pictures, vintage pictures, funny or sweet pictures, any picture that captures your essence or shows you at your best. You know, the ones you dug up and posted on Facebook! The drop-dead deadline: Wednesday, April 28 at 5 pm.

Then come join us on Sunday, May 2 at 6 pm here at the Boulder JCC (3800 Kalmia) to find out how your friends once looked! And stay for the 7 pm screening of “Shmelvis: Searching for the King’s Jewish Roots.” This outrageous documentary follows an Orthodox Elvis impersonator and an unorthodox rabbi on their quest to discover the truth behind the rumors that Elvis was, according to halacha, Jewish, and that he strongly identified with that part of his heritage. Why did he donate $150,000 to Memphis Hebrew Academy? Why did he wear a diamond-studded Chai? Why did he place a Star of David on his mother’s grave?

We’ll be serving some of Elvis’ favorite foods at the reception. Apple pie? Yes! Peanut butter, jelly and bacon sandwiches? No!

There will also be Elvis trivia. Is it true that Graceland receives more visitors than Hermitage, Monticello, Hearst Castle and the White House combined?

And, of course, we’ll play music by the King during the reception. So put on your blue suede shoes and join us at the Boulder JCC Sunday – or you ain’t nothing but a hound dog.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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