Thursday, May 28, 2015
After years of associating Jewish jokes with old Jews, it's refreshing to see a new generation of Jewish joke tellers emerge. Where? At the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Religious School, students can join a Jewish Jokes Chug.
What's a chug? It's pronounced like challah and Chanukah. The Hebrew word actually means a flat circle, but it's used to describe a circle of people engaging in an activity together, as in a class or a club.
At the school, kids can participate in the fellowship of Jewish joke telling. The jokes are supposed to be original, but we recognized a few oldies but goodies. The kids look like they're enjoying themselves, and we may soon have a new crop of funny Jews to keep stand-up comedy alive.
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