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Sixth & I

Group Chat

Jews and Hollywood

Feb 27, 2023 • 7:00 pm ET
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From the obvious Jewishness of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” A Serious Man, and “Fleishman in in Trouble,” to cult classics that feel inherently Jewish like Wet Hot American Summer and Dirty Dancing, Jews have long cherished the relatively few opportunities they have to see themselves reflected on screen.

But what makes a piece of culture Jewish? Does it have to explicitly represent Jewish rituals, or can it simply engage with Jewish values? Should it matter to what extent Jewish actors and creators are involved? How does Jewish representation in the entertainment industry break down—or reinforce—stereotypes and intersect with conspiratorial thinking and antisemitism?

With Rabbi Nora, unpack these questions through clips and Jewish texts.

About this Series
Like your smartest group chat come to life, this series is meant for anyone looking for thought-provoking conversation on hot topics, pop culture, identity, and more, all examined through a Jewish lens using key texts. Drop in for just the topics that interest you, or purchase an annual pass for a discounted rate. Pizza and wine are on us.

2023 Dates
Wednesday, January 25 
Monday, February 27
Monday, March 27
Wednesday, April 26
Monday, May 22
Thursday, June 22

July – December dates coming soon

No one will be turned away from any of our classes due to lack of funds. For more information, please contact our Jewish Life Associate, Molly.