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The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Women’s Comedy: From Sophie Tucker to Sarah Silverman

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Join us for a lively evening with Joyce Antler, Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, discussing Jewish women in comedy at Hebrew College on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Antler will highlight how Jewish women comedians have shaped American comedy, from vaudeville and burlesque, to radio, TV, films and stand-up. Accompanying her talk will be clips from JWA’s documentary Making Trouble.

The event will be held in Berenson Hall at Hebrew College, and is co-sponsored by JWA, Hebrew College, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Tickets are $10, and are available here.

The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Women’s Comedy: From Sophie Tucker to Sarah Silverman
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road, Newton, MA 02459

Bread Givers: 90 Years Later

Bread Givers
On Wednesday, December 9 at the Tenement Museum in New York City, JWA co-sponsors an event celebrating the legacy of Bread Givers, the classic immigrant novel about a young Jewish woman striving to become an American that continues to inspire immigrants today. The program features historian Alice Kessler-Harris, who helped get the book republished in the 1970s and will reflect on its influence, and brings together a panel of women from different generations and backgrounds to assess the book’s relevance to today’s feminists and immigrants. The panel includes Anna Holmes of the New York Times; Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigration; sociologist Margaret Chin; and Linda Sarsour, Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York.

Bread Givers: 90 Years Later

Wednesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m.

The Tenement Museum

103 Orchard Street
, New York, NY 10002

Free; seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Books available with a 15% discount
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