Barbra Streisand, the original Jewish “funny girl,” set the stage for Jewish women comedians like Fran Drescher and (much more recently) Rachel Bloom. Focusing on these three Jewish women, we’ll ask: What are some common stereotypes about Jewish women? Where do these stereotypes come from, and how do they appear in Jewish women’s comedy? By moving from Streisand to Drescher to Bloom, we’ll finish by thinking about Jewish women’s identity in U.S. television today.
This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Supported by the Diane Cummins Community Education Fund. Co-sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Creekside at the Village, Wexner Heritage Village.
(photo: Rachel Bloom)