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From Absent to Invisible: Mainstreaming Jews on Television

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 understanding
From Absent to Invisible: Mainstreaming Jews on Television
I. Explaining Jews, Explaining Judaism
II. Bridget and Bernie
III. Everyone knows what a Bris is
IV. Feeling Jewish

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