MARCH 30, at 8 PM

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Meet-up with AJT president Hank Kimmel and attend the acclaimed Off-Broadway play, A Jewish Joke starring Alliance for Jewish Theatre member Phil Johnson. Recently at the Bunbury - ShPIeL Identity Theatre project in Louisville and in Chicago. This incredibly relevant show portrays how Jewish humor is not only a defense against the Hollywood blacklist, but how it can also be a source for wisdom, as meaningful as the Talmud.

At Theatre Row 410 W. 42nd St. New York City or call 212-947-8844. Use code TROW20 for the special AJT discounted tickets of $29.75

As he tells Jewish jokes from his "collection," a box full of index cards, Johnson wonderfully channels a bygone era of Jewish funnymen, who never forgot to laugh, even during the terrors of the McCarthy witch-hunt. —Max Maller - The Chicago Reader

APRIL 1, at 2 PM

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At the 92nd St Y in New York City’s, Buttonweiser Hall, a public conversation will be held entitled “Artists Facing Anti-Semitism” with Judy Gold and David Y. Chack.

Judy Gold is an Emmy Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comedian, actor (Off Broadway in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom), and producer. She was featured in the film Making Trouble, a tribute to female Jewish comedians produced by the Jewish Women’s Archives.

David Y. Chack is Executive Director of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre, the Producing Artistic Director of ShPIeL-Performing Identity Theatre based in Chicago and the Bunbury-ShPIeL Identity Theatre in Louisville. He also teaches Jewish Theatre, Holocaust Theatre, and Identity Theatre at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

This is an un-ticketed “first come, first served" event and is part of the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts from the University of Wisconsin.