Week of Learning with Joshua Lambert

Exploring Comedy, Yiddish, Censorship, and the Jewish American Scene
Immersive Week of Learning with Scholar-in-Residence Joshua Lambert

May 17 – 21, 2020

Josh Lambert is the Academic Director of the Yiddish Book Center, and in the summer of 2020 will begin a new position as the Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and English, and director of Jewish Studies, at Wellesley College. 

All programming for the Week of Learning will be held at Landmark Centre Building, Beachwood.

Register for the full week here or register for the individual lectures and mini-courses by clicking on the titles below. 



Jews and Stand-up Comedy in America
Sunday, May 17 | 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. lecture


Jewish Humor: From the Bible to Saturday Night Live
Monday, May 18; Tuesday, May 19; Wednesday, May 20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Includes light breakfast.

Obscenity, Censorship and American Culture
Tuesday, May 19; Wednesday, May 20; Thursday, May 21 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.



How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish
Thursday, May 21 | 7 p.m.
Includes dessert reception

This week of learning is made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor.