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Saturday, June 25 • 7:50pm - 9:00pm
PANEL: What's So Funny About Yiddish Anyway?

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Is there something inherently funny about mamaloshen? What are her charms and how did it come to be that Yiddish is experienced, by some, as an essentially funny language. Is there, in fact, a depth of humor to Yiddish? Is there a specifically Yiddish form of humor? If so, what does it consist of? Kumen tsu trakhten und lakhn with Irwin and YidLife Crisis guys.

Moderators
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Irwin Keller

Irwin Keller is the spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Shalom, just down the block in Cotati, since 2008. For 21 years he performed as “Winnie” in the Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. Irwin blogs about Torah, God, Israel, Earth, queerness, hope, and finding inspiration on the fringe on his blog, Itzik’s Well, located at irwinkeller.com. Irwin continues his rabbinic studies in the Aleph... Read More →

Presenter
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Eli Batalion

1/2 of the YidLife Crisis team, Eli Batalion is an award-winning writer, producer, actor, composer and content strategist (or W-PACCS, for short) with an honors MBA from HEC and a magna cum laude BA from Brown University. Eli has created several musical comedy projects for stage and screen, including the feature film Stage Fright with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf, and the cult short The Legend of Beaver Dam. Eli has also enjoyed teaching and... Read More →
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Jamie Elman

1/2 of the YidLife Crisis team, Jamie Elman has been acting on stage, screen and film for more than 20 years, appearing in dozens of award-wining and critically acclaimed movies and television series, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad Men, House MD, American Dreams, Bomb Girls, Shattered Glass, The Chicago 8, and Student Bodies, to name but a few. He is also a Smotrich Scholarship Award recipient for Excellence in Jewish Education, given... Read More →


Saturday June 25, 2016 7:50pm - 9:00pm
Student Center Ballroom C

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