WHAT MAKES JEWS LAUGH
Thu (4 Sessions) Jan 17 - Feb 07 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A history of Jewish humour from biblical times until today. We will explore jokes, folktales, satires and parodies told among Jews throughout the ages.
Janie Respitz has an M.A. in Yiddish language and literature. For the past twenty five years she has performed in concerts throughout the world and taught courses relating to Yiddish language, folklore, literature and Eastern European Jewish history, at Queen’s University, McGill University, Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors and a variety of other learning environments. Janie is also a singer of Yiddish songs, and often incorporates her singing into her courses and lectures, sharing her lifelong passion with her students and audiences. Janie has delighted audiences with her vast repertoire of Yiddish songs and lecture topics in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Klez Kanada, New York, Montevideo and Israel.
- COURSE CODE: GLOB-201 NEW!
- LOCATION: Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury Avenue Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E8
- LANGUAGE: English
- INSTRUCTOR: JANIE RESPITZ
- MATERIALS PROVIDED: No