The Jews Are Coming... to Qushiyot
Not yet familiar with the Academy Award-winning Israeli satire “HaYehudim Ba’im” ? It can be best described as a collaboration between PBS and Saturday Night Live. The sketch comedy pokes fun at the gamut of Jewish history from the Bible to the present and everything in between, making fair game of all political and social issues. This two-part session will begin with the show’s creators, Natalie Marcus and Asaf Beiser, who will share insights from the show, and the positive and controversial response it has stirred from both secular and religious Israeli viewers, lawmakers and educators. Part two will continue with Abby Pitkowsky, Director of Israel Education for The Jewish Education Project, and Robbie Gringras, educator, performer, and writer. They will explore the practical application of these clips as an educational resource. Registration requires full participation in both parts. Qushiyot alumni are invited to bring two colleagues.