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Sunday, February 17 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
What’s So Funny? Trends and Taboos in Jewish Humor

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Jewish comedy used to rely on some reliable themes: overbearing mothers, henpecked fathers, thrifty businessmen, gullible gentiles, and spoiled daughters. But what happens to humor when Jews become less distinctive as a community and lose their “outsider” status? Join us for a panel conversation with some keen observers and commentators on the state of Jewish humor.


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avatar for Danielle Abrams

Danielle Abrams

From Danielle Abrams’ legacy of Jewish bubbies and tummlers, and black Southern matriarchs, emerge a hybrid blend of personae and performances that reshuffle the quandaries about gender, race, and legacy. Abrams has performed for 20 years in many spaces including the Queens Museum, Jewish Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts. She has received support from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York... Read More →
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Jonathan Horowitz

Jonathan Horowitz serves as a philanthropic advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he manages the grantmaking programs for foundations working across a diverse range of issues areas and advises nonprofits on capacity building. Before coming to J.P. Morgan, he worked for the Jewish Funders Network and Hillel. He serves on the boards of Hillel at Brandeis, Joshua Venture Group, and the NYC Workforce Funders. Jonathan graduated from... Read More →
avatar for Molly Livingstone

Molly Livingstone

"I'm not an inventor. I'm an improver. I improve things that are broken," Larry David once said. The word "improver" is also someone that improvises, Molly’s art form. Through her English-speaking comedy troupe, Hahafuch, based in Jerusalem, Molly spreads the message that Israel is funny. As well as performing sketches, videos, and improvisation, Molly also teaches improv workshops with an Israeli twist. Molly believes that comedy is the... Read More →
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Andrew Silow-Carroll

Andrew Silow-Carroll is editor in chief of the New Jersey Jewish News. He was previously the managing editor of the Forward. From 1996-1998 he lived in Israel as a Jerusalem Fellow, an international program in Jewish education. He was a Spielberg Fellow and director of communications of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He is a fellow of Leadership New Jersey, a program for emerging state leaders. He lives in Teaneck... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:45pm
Trenton concourse level