11 2018

Bad Rabbi Eddy Portnoy

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center 775 Talamini Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

$ Cost $ 10.00

Really??? Bad Rabbi??? No Way! True stories plucked right out of the Yiddish papers from the late 18th Century to early 20th Century, Eddy introduces us to thieves, wrestlers, poets, and beauty queens, and all their misadventures! Part journalism, part “Jerry Springer”, get ready to laugh and be entertained by a bit of history not so easily found.

Eddy Portnoy is an expert on Jewish popular culture, and has an MA in Yiddish from Columbia and a PhD in Jewish history from JTS. He has taught at JTS and Rutgers, and lectured worldwide.