Jul

13 2023

The Comedians: The Good, The Bad, and the Dirty

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event will be held at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin
4134424360
dlitwin@jewishberkshires.org

Join Laura Wetzler, singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and lecturer in a multimedia presentation that explores the breadth and influence of Jewish comedians including Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Jack Benny, Mel Brooks, Totie Fields, Belle Barth, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverstein, and Amy Shumer. 

Laura has devoted years of study and performance to diverse, multicultural World music, as well as to the history of American popular entertainment and European Art Music. She takes particular joy in sharing the fascinating and beautiful contributions of Jewish-American and African-American artists to our musical cultural heritage. 

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting with Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $3 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

Masks are optional but encouraged.