Today is January 18, 2020 -

Friday Learning Series with Dr. Leonard Greenspoon

“Jews in Cartoons: Usually Humorous, Often Insightful, Sometimes Inciteful”
September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4
Kripke Jewish Federation Library
11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Over the years Dr.Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University,has amassed a humongous collection of more than 5,000 cartoons and comic strips. During the five Friday Learning Series sessions beginning September 6, he will share examples from his collection. Many of these will entertain. Some will infuriate. All will elicit comment and commentary from everyone in attendance. All sessions are open to the community free of charge.

Week 1 (Sept. 6) “The Jewish Family: Usually One Father, One Mother, Several Grandparents, Many Children.”

Week 2 (Sept. 13) “How Jews Celebrate and Commemorate:At Home, in the Synagogue, Throughout the Community.”

Week 3 (Sept. 20)  “How Jews and Non-Jews Interact:Opportunities for Learning, Teaching, and Interaction.”

Week 4 (Sept. 27) “Oy Gevalt: Yiddish Goes Mainstream in the Comic Strip.”

Week 5 (Oct. 4) “Antisemitism Rears Its Ugly Head:Anti-Jewish and Anti-Israeli Imagery at the National and International Levels.”