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Judaic Studies hosts a seriously funny event

The Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) will host a Jewish Humor Decalogue Sunday, April 26, as part of its year-long theme, “Seriously Funny,” which focuses on the humor of Jewish culture.

“The Jewish Humor Decalogue: 10 Judaic Theorists in Conversation” will take place at 7 p.m. at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret at 1601 Arapahoe St. in Denver.

“The Decalogue features an impressive gathering—including authors, scholars and psychoanalysts,” says Sarah Pessin, director of CJS and DU’s Emil and Eva Hecht Chair in Judaic Studies.

The event will feature theorists, a variety of film clips selected by the participants, and a question-and-answer period for audience participation.

“The format creates a vibrant and intellectually creative atmosphere for thinking new thoughts and it encourages brainstorming in unexpected ways across disciplines,” Pessin says. “It creates new ideas, and it is as fun for the roundtable theorists as it is for the students and community members in the audience. This year’s focus on humor and Jewish identity should make the conversations especially exciting.”

This year, the Decalogue is co-sponsored by the Roots and Branches Foundation, the Rose Community Foundation, the DU Marsico Fund, the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, and Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.

For tickets and to RSVP, call Lannie’s box office at 303-293-0075.

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