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All Joking Aside: The Evolution of American Jewish Humor

September 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Monday, September 11th, the CSULB Jewish Studies Program welcomes Dr. Jenny Caplan to Long Beach for her talk: “All Joking Aside: The Evolution of American Jewish Humor.”  Her talk will be at the Alpert JCC (3801 E. Willow St.), beginning at 7 pm.

The author of the new book, Funny, You Don’t Look Funny: Judaism and Humor from the Silent Generation to Millennials, Dr. Caplan explores Jewish humor from a religious studies perspective, looking at how American Jews use humor to “do Jewish.”  Dr. Caplan is the new Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

As always, Jewish Studies talks are free and open to the public.

To make things quicker when you arrive at the Alpert JCC, we are asking people to rsvp in advance: https://jewishlongbeach.regfox.com/csulb-jewish-studies-speaker-series


September 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alpert JCC – 3801 East Willow St.