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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane: Honoring the Jewish Creators of Superman, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

October 26, 2021 | Ended

The 2021 Jewish-American Hall of Fame (JAHF) online induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 14th, from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM PST (2:00-4:00 PM EST).

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame (JAHF), in partnership with the Combat Antisemitism Movement, is proud to present its 2021 inductees, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the late creators of Superman — the first comic book superhero.

The online induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 14th, from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM PST (2:00-4:00 PM EST).

Learn about Siegel and Shuster’s life stories and their contributions to American culture at this unique digital event.

Speakers will include former US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Elan S. Carr; Manager of the Cleveland Public Library’s Literature Department Don Boozer; renowned sculptor Eugene Daub; Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum Sam Asher; Executive Director of the Skirball Museum in Cincinnati Abby Schwartz; Acting President of the Siegel and Shuster Society Gary Kaplan; Founder and Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame Mel Wacks; and relatives of Siegel and Shuster.

Founded in 1969, the JAHF is a division of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Over the past half century, the JAHF has inducted over 50 Jewish Americans from all fields of endeavor, ranging from Asser Levy, one of the first Jewish settlers in what would become New York City, to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the judicial and feminist icon.

For more information and FREE registration for the induction ceremony, visit: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gMLechqfSqShb5CEdoY_Eg

To learn more about the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, visit: amuseum.org