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Melton From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews And Their Jokes

view options Humor is part of the Jewish soul, offering us the ability to laugh at our tragedies, concerns, and preoccupations. In 10-sessions, 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, humor has elevated our spirits and bonded us as a people. This course takes a serious look at being Jewish — and being funny.
Lesson 1 - How to ‘read’ a Jewish joke
Lesson 2 - A lack of graves
Lesson 3 - The goyim annoy’em
Lesson 4 - If you’re so smart...
Lesson 5 - The joy of text
Lesson 6 - Take my wife, please
Lesson 7 - “You can change your noses but not your Moses”
Lesson 8 - Dig, I’m Jewish
Lesson 9 - Mothers and others
Lesson 10 - Seriously funny
Instructor: Talya Gorsetman
date time location fee age code
date Melton From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews And Their Jokes
Thursdays, 01.05.2023 - 03.09.2023 (10 sessions)
time 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
location Congregation B'nai Torah fee $220.00
Open to the Community
age 18 - 120 Years code #50579 Continue to Registration
Schedule
Thursday, January 5, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, January 12, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, January 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, January 26, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, February 2, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, February 9, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, February 16, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, February 23, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, March 2, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, March 9, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm