Guest Lecture by Dr. Arthur Berger: "The Genius of the Jewish Joke"

Guest Lecture by Dr. Arthur Berger: “The Genius of the Jewish Joke”

Dr. Berger is Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University and a very prolific writer. In a little over thirty years, Professor Berger has published over sixty books, most of which involve the academic study of American popular culture, including a book on Jewish humor. Dr. Berger’s talk will be an entertaining and informative inquiry into Jewish humor as he explores its distinctiveness, its unique spirit, and its role in Jewish identity.

The lecture series is free and open to the community.

For further information, please contact Jeffrey Blutinger, Barbara and Ray Alpert Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at (562) 985-2196 or via email at jblunting@csulb.edu. Also, Susan Paletz at the Alpert JCC may be contacted for additional information at (562) 426-7601, ext. 1067.

Sponsors: California State University, Long Beach Jewish Studies Program, The Alpert Jewish Community Center, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach and West Orange County