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Humor

  • Federation to Host Event Featuring Writer for Seinfeld

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will host the season’s Headliner Series finale with special guest, Carol Leifer, comedian, comedy writer for Seinfeld and Emmy Award-winning Modern Family. The event will be held on Sunday, May 7, 7:00 PM, at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady.  Ms. Leifer will present on her bestselling book, How To Succeed in Business Without […]
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  • Congregation Shaara Tfille to celebrate Chanukah

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2016
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, located at 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs, will have a Chanukah celebration on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m.  Entertainment will feature Sylvia Fletcher, professional ventriloquist, comedian and actress in a performance entitled  “Sylvia Fletcher and her Magic Trunk.”   The festivities will include a dairy luncheon featuring […]
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  • Rhonda Rosenheck creates cartoon book depicting “Jewish” yoga postures

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2016
    “Yoga was given for the human race, not for the Hindus.” —B.K.S. Iyengar Retired Jewish educator Rhonda Rosenheck  has penned a cartoon book about what she sees as a Jewish fascination with yoga featuring cartoons by Dana S. Owens, a.k.a. DanaToon, of Albany. Yiddische Yoga: OYsanas for Every Generation, features one-panel cartoons similar in spirit to New Yorker cartoons in […]
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  • Israel’s favorite drag queen is this former yeshiva boy

    By jwadmin on December 1, 2016
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – To become Suzi Boum, it takes Lior Yisraelov about an hour. It’s a routine Yisraelov has nailed down: First he shaves, then he applies layers of makeup. Next, fake eyelashes, and finally the blond wig, the glittering clothes and the over-the-top accessories. Over the years, Suzi Boum’s look has stayed more or less the […]
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  • A Jewish merman— for all seasons?

    By jwadmin on October 26, 2016
    By VICTOR WISHNA KANSAS CITY, Kan. (JTA) – To find the world’s only known professional Jewish merman, you’ll need to look in the most unlikely of places. Here, more than a thousand miles from the nearest ocean — in one of the country’s most landlocked states, with one of the smallest Jewish populations — you’ll encounter Tikva Naim Briggs, who may […]
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  • In “Blazing Saddles,’ Gene Wilder helped recall a fading black-Jewish alliance

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2016
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western parody “Blazing Saddles.” In the onstage interview that followed, Brooks, then 89, was beside himself in his delight at sharing his 42-year-old comedy with a real live audience. There was only one awkward […]
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