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Lifelong Learning: Jews and Jewish Themes on TV

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, December 12, 2019 14 Kislev 5780

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

2. Thursday, December 19, 2019 21 Kislev 5780

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Past Sessions
Thursday, December 5, 2019 7 Kislev 5780 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How have depictions of Jews and Judaism on American TV changed over the past 65 years? Is TV a good medium for accurately portraying the lives of Jewish people? Please join the conversation about four episodes from four very different TV shows (which you should watch on your own, before class). • THE GOLDBERGS: "A Sad Day" 10/5/1954 (YouTube) • THE X-FILES: “Kaddish” 2/16/1997 (Season 4, Episode 14) Netflix • CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND: "Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim?" 1/13/2017 (Season 2, Episode 10) Netflix • TRANSPARENT: “The Book of Life” 12/11/2015 (Season 2, Episode 7) Amazon Prime Dr. Siegler is a Professor and Chair, College of Charleston Religious Studies Program

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