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The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia

with Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, & Mark Oppenheimer

Wednesday March 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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The hosts of the popular Unorthodox podcast are coming back to WHC (virtually) to discuss their latest project — a book that tackles all things Jewish (and Jew-ish!)

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language, and more. Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer’s latest project allows readers to refresh their knowledge of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the artistry of Barbra Streisand, the significance of the Oslo Accords, the meaning of words like balaboosta, balagan, bashert, and more! Understand all the major and minor holidays. Learn how the Jews invented Hollywood. Remind themselves why they need to read Hannah Arendt, watch Seinfeld, listen to Leonard Cohen. Even discover the secret of happiness (see “Latkes”). Includes hundreds of photos, charts, infographics, and illustrations. It’s a lot.

As the Times of Israel explains, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia “crams in just about everything you need to know about Jewish culture and history – from the Torah to Chinese food!”


Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.

Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall.



Wednesday, March 10


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




2239, Lecture


Marsha Humphries