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From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and Their Jokes

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 16, 2022

From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and Their Jokes

Wednesdays, starting December 1, 7:00 pm

Humour is part of the Jewish soul, offering us the ability to laugh at our tragedies, concerns, and preoccupations. In 10-sessions with Rabbi Zachary Goodman, this course reveals a treasure of irresistible Jewish jokes, wit, and wisdom. From the ancient Israelite’s relationship with God to our contemporary cultural and religious divisions, there’s a Jewish joke for every moment, every thought, and every issue. Delving deeply into Jewish comedy—from Fanny Brice and Lenny Bruce to Mel Brooks, Seinfeld, and Sarah Silverman—this course invites learners to analyze and interpret the evolving values of the Jewish people buried deep in their comedic expression. Throughout history, humour has elevated our spirits and bonded us as a people. This course takes a serious look at being Jewish—and being funny.

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  • Dec. 1 – How to ‘read’ a Jewish joke
  • Dec. 8 – A lack of graves
  • Dec. 15 – The goyim annoy’em
  • Jan. 5 – If you’re so smart…
  • Jan. 12- The joy of text
  • Jan. 19 – Take my wife, please
  • Jan. 26 – You can change your noses but not your Moses
  • Feb. 2- Dig, I’m Jewish
  • Feb. 9- Mothers and others
  • Feb. 16 -Seriously funny

Can’t make it every night? We got you covered! Each session will be recorded and made available to those who have registered for the course to view at your convenience.

Holy Blossom Congregant: $250
Non-Congregant Price: $300


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December 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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