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Posts Tagged ‘Roseanne’

Monica Piper

Comedian To Headline Emanu-El Installation

Los Angeles-based Emmy-winning comedian Monica Piper (above) will headline a weekend of festivities at Temple Emanu-El Nov. 2-3 to welcome its new rabbi, Matthew Zerwekh. A writer for the animated children’s TV series Rugrats, Piper has also written for Roseanne and Mad About You and has performed her own special on Showtime. Her first love,…

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Celebrity Jews: Two Weddings And A Baby & TV

TWO WEDDINGS AND A BABY On Sept. 29, Gwyneth Paltrow wed long-time beau Brad Falchuk, 47, in a private backyard ceremony at her Hamptons home. Reports say that guests included Jerry Seinfeld, 64, and Steven Spielberg, 71. Seinfeld, whose wife, Jessica, is a close friend of Paltrow’s, hosted the couple’s rehearsal dinner. As I write…

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Producer Michael Borkow at the AEPI and Olami Jewish leadership conference

AEPi Brothers Attend Leadership Conference

Jewish undergrads from Michigan meet Michael Borkow at Jewish enrichment conference. Earlier this month, Aaron Rafelson from Michigan State University and Benjamin Friedman from Grand Valley State University were two of 55 AEPi brothers selected to attend Hineni – the Advanced Leadership Conference for leading AEPi brothers, giving them high-level training and inspiration related to…

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Roseanne Barr

On Roseanne Barr

Unlike many others, I was not surprised when, on May 29, Roseanne Barr tweeted a highly offensive racial “joke” about former Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett. This “joke” prompted ABC/Disney head Bob Iger, who is Jewish, to cancel the “re-boot” of the TV show Roseanne, despite the fact that it was highly rated and the cancellation…

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