17 2016

Wit and Wisdom of Jewish Humor

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Connecting with Community presents Wit and Wisdom of Jewish Humor with presenter, Dick Macht.

Macht will present the wisdom and wit of ‘Jewish Humor’ and while explaining humor – and especially the
Jewish brand – he will lighten the load by affectionately communicating insights that drape laughter on the logic
of despair.

With a B.A. from Dartmouth College,an M.A. from Duke University, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University,
Macht has taught Israeli, Yiddish, and German Literature, as well as Jewish mysticism at the college level. Himself a director, Macht has also been an instructor of drama and acting at a number of academic venues. Presently Macht
lectures at synagogues, elder hostels, adult summer camps, and continuing education programs.

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 $2 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.