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While Hollywood Jews used to downplay their Jewishness, today’s Jewish writers are reclaiming and reshaping Jewish identity on-screen. #TVGoneJewy can be overt or subtle, dramatic or comedic, shocking or sincere, and sometimes is more “Jewy” or “Jew-ish” than traditionally Jewish. Plus, audience reaction to Jewish representation is sometimes ecstatic, sometimes critical. So what do we look for in Jewish representation on TV? We’ll look at clips from TV shows (and maybe a movie or two) and examine what it means about how Jewish identity is being perceived on TV and in the world.

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Esther Kustanowitz

Esther D. Kustanowitz is a writer, editor and consultant. She is a regular contributor at the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and at J.: The Jewish Weekly of Northern California. She co-hosts The Bagel Report, a podcast about Jews and entertainment, and is a casual scholar of #TVGoneJewy... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2020 6:15pm - 7:15pm EST