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B’nai Reel Time – A Film Discussion Group: When Jews Were Funny, facilitated by Ronnie Rosenbaum

Saturday, April 17, 2021 5 Iyar 5781

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Please watch the movie at your leisure on Amazon Prime or Kanopy (go to your library’s website), and possible other library (DVD, Hoopla) or streaming services. 

Then join us for a discussion of the movie on April 17 at 6:30, facilitated by Ronnie Rosenbaum.

When Jews Were Funny, an Alan Zweig film, is “insightful and hilarious, and surveys the history of Jewish comedy from the early days of the Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.” (Kanopy)  Zweig interviews and/or includes a number of performances of Jewish comedians, from Shelley Berman to Howie Mandel to Judy Gold to Rodney Dangerfield. The movie won the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival award for the year's best Canadian feature.

Movie:  When Jews Were Funny, 90 minutes, English, 2013

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