Jewish Narratives in Pop Culture: Winter Spring Edition

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Course Title: Jewish Narratives in Pop Culture: Winter Spring Edition ( 6 sessions-2 hybrid and 4 online only)
Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning
Instructor: Elisha Gechter
Day and Time: Mondays, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET; *hybrid sessions, 7:30-9:00 p.m ET.
Dates:  2/12, *2/26; 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, *4/1 2024  (6 sessions)
Location: Online via Zoom;  hybrid in-person at Lehrhaus, Somerville, MA
Fee: $150 Financial scholarships available

Back by popular demand! Join this course to unpack specific episodes from television series featuring Jewish characters and/or themes, and discuss the ways that Jews show up in pop culture today. We will examine the narratives being raised and interrogate in which ways they are stereotypical or perhaps inclusive and expansive. Between sessions participants will watch  30–50-minute episodes of shows including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Weeds, Shtisel and more. Come ready to discuss and reflect on examples of overtly Jewish shows and characters, as well as ones that are more subtle, or creative. You’ll be with an eclectic group to consider how the stories and people portrayed land with you, and why representation matters. While this is a continuation of a fall 2023 course, all are welcome – no prior participation required.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning classes are for learners of all backgrounds.

Canadian and other registrants from outside the US: please email Cindy Bernstein to complete your registration. We apologize for the inconvenience.