In this three part series, we will explore how the American Entertainment Industry became a Jewish Dynasty.
Comedy – The Fulfillment of a Special Mission
Why is comedy an extension of Jewish life and what drew so many Jewish comedians to it?
We will have fun with several of the types of comedy created:
The schlemiel – Jerry Lewis, Danny Kaye, Adam Sandler
The Jewish Stereotypes– Jack Benny, Jackie Mason
The Fool – Rodney Dangerfield , Marx Brothers,
Social Critics – Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl
Neuroses – Woody Allen
Female comediennes – Fanny Brice, Jean Carol
In the series:
Sept. 22: Comedy – The Fulfillment of a Special Mission
Sept. 29: Hollywood – The Gateway to American Culture
Oct. 6: McCarthyism and Hollywood – the Dismantling of an Empire
Frank Weinstein is a passionate & engaging retired educator. He was the former Executive Vice-President of a non-profit organization as well as the Camp Director of Camp B’nai Brith Montreal for 24 years. His expertise is in the field of Canadian and world history as well as the entertainment industry. He taught at the senior high school level for 25 years and developed curricula in several related areas. Frank was also instrumental in the establishment of an alternative learning high school for at risk students where he taught for several years. Frank now spends his time speaking to various groups and organizations on an ever widening variety of subjects.