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Join us for an offbeat and smart Jewish education happy-hour. Have for a drink, and then have your mind blown. 

To many, Charlie Chaplain was a great artist while the three stooges were more often than not viewed as lowlifes by the majority culture. The “Little Tramp” has generally received credit for producing the first pre-war satire on Hitler and the Nazis, the Great Dictator. In fact, the Stooges beat him to it and pioneered anti-Nazi comedy via their film shorts "You Nazty Spy" and "I'll Never Heil Again." This session will ask why such lowlifes served as the comedic shock troops against the Third Reich.

Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 day of event.


Brief Bio

Dan Bronstein is an ordained rabbi and holds a PhD in Jewish history with over twenty years experience in Jewish education. Raised in Chicago, Rabbi Bronstein earned an MA in Jewish history at Brandeis University and was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Bronstein went on to earn his doctorate in Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Dan has served as a congregational rabbi and taught in a variety of settings, including universities and museums, teaching every age group from elementary school students to the elderly. For over a decade he was the Congregational Scholar at Congregation Beth Elohim of Brooklyn and directed the high school and award-winning adult learning program. He is the author of the forthcoming historical study of the congregation, Our Journey: Congregation Beth Elohim at 150 Years.

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