This event has ended

Sarah Laughed: The Genesis of Jewish Humor

SFS Program for Jewish Civilization

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

Sarah Laughed: The Genesis of Jewish Humor

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Attendee Ended Free  

Share Sarah Laughed: The Genesis of Jewish Humor

Event Details

Part of the Program for Jewish Civilization's Spring 2014 Lecture Series.

This talk will take on the notion that Jewish humor is solely a product of "cultural Judaism" and doesn't have anything to do with traditional Jewish Practices. By looking at both historical and contemporary examples of Jewish humor it will attempt to refute this criticism and offer and alternative understanding for the origins and function of humorous material as well as thinking about some of the reasons why we find it funny in the first place.

Professor Jennifer Caplan is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. 

A light lunch will be served. RSVP is requested. 

Have questions about Sarah Laughed: The Genesis of Jewish Humor? Contact SFS Program for Jewish Civilization

When & Where


McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)


  Add to my calendar

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.