What an amazing class. This semester we looked at the formula for writing a funny joke and also Jewish comedians throughout history. It has been a pleasure to explore the hilarious, scary, funny and sometimes difficult stories of all the students in our class. From the trials of what it's like to be a Jew in highschool to grade school stories of past injuries--our class is a funny one.
A moment that inspired was when our class was doing improvisational comedy relating to different Jewish themes and two students created a hilarious vignette about a mother and son dancing together at the sons Bar-mitzvah, it was awkward, it was hilarious and well...I guess you had to be there.
It has been a great class and I have been honored to work with these creative funny and authentic group of students all year long in my electives.
Contact Midrasha Co-Directors Mark Deutsch and Debra Marx at (510)501-6692