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Beyond the Yiddishe Mama

Hosted By: Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)


This series delves deep into the ever-evolving portrayal of Jewish identity, both its challenges and triumphs, in the medium of American television. From the early endeavors to introduce Jewish culture to mainstream audiences and the complex legacy of antisemitism in post-World War II America to the power of humor in shaping Jewish narratives and the transformation of Jewish female characters beyond traditional stereotypes, these sessions weave together a tapestry of cultural understandingBeyond the Yiddishe Mama
I. Rhoda Morganstern: the Stereotype who wasn’t I
II. Fran Fine: the “Jewish American Princess” with a Heart of Gold
III. Rachel Menkin: Jewish Self-Confidence
IV. Ziva David: Israeli Strength, Jewish Power

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