Celebrate Purim with...
"An introduction to Jewish Humor!" Thursday, March 17th, 8:00p.m.
on Zoom only
(registration link will be emailed out to congregation)
"An Umbrella Full of Holes" is a short history of Jewish humor! Why is it that so many comedians and satirical writers are Jewish? What, exactly, is unique about Jewish humor? In his talk, our presenter, Avinoam Patt, Ph.D., will seek to answer these questions by tracing the history of Jewish humor from Europe to America and Israel, where Jewish comedians transformed the cultural landscape. We'll also look at how Jews have used laughter as a coping mechanism against pogroms, forced migrations and even the Holocaust.
Presenter: Avinoam J. Patt, Ph.D., Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at UConn; Director, UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life; Expert on Jewish Humor
Sponsor: Congregation Or Shalom