This lecture is #2 of 4 of our Beyond Religion Summer Lunch and Learn Series with professors from the Religious Studies department of the University of Houston.
Since its inception as a comic book in 1952 and continuing through its transition to a black and white magazine format, Mad Magazine has served as a counterbalance to Jewish assimilation. Mad Magazine has also imbued our society with Jewish idioms and sometimes offended us with its Jewish parodies. Discover how Mad Magazine’s writers and artists expressed their Jewish peoplehood by creating Yiddishisms, presenting Jewish content that only Jews would understand, and highlighting the Jewish hypocrisy that exists within secular American Jewish culture.
Rabbi Kenny Weiss will take you on a discovery of how Mad Magazine’s writers and artists expressed their Jewish peoplehood by creating Yiddishisms, presenting Jewish content that only Jews would understand, and highlighting the Jewish hypocrisy that exists within secular American Jewish culture.
For more information contact Rev. Jeanmarie Eck at 713.782.4050 or email email@example.com.
*Our Youth Department will be selling food for attendees and students are also welcome to bring their lunch to the class. Doors will be open at 12:30 pm. Beverages will be provided.
Rabbi Kenny Weiss is the Rabbi and Executive Director of Houston Hillel. Kenny is also a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Houston. Prior to arriving at Houston Hillel in 2001, Kenny served as a congregational Rabbi in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
He earned a degree in Communication from the University of California at San Diego, a Secondary Social Studies teaching Credential from the University of Colorado in Boulder, along with a Masters Degree in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinical Ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
Childcare is available by reservation for on-campus classes and events for an additional fee. Please make your reservation by going to www.unityhouston.org/childcare at least 48 hrs in advance. Childcare is available for evening and weekend classes only.