Tablet Magazine Presents: Unorthodox at the DCJCC
Love This American Life or Reply All? Looking to fill the void that Serial with Sarah Koenig left in your life? Join the DCJCC for a live recording of Tablet Magazine's newest podcast, Unorthodox.
Unorthodox is Tablet's fresh, smart, fun take on the latest in Jewish news, culture, and politics. From Amy Schumer to Israel, the presidential debates to Drake, no topic is off limits. Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer and featuring Tablet staffers Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz, Unorthodox offers a weekly dose of commentary with a side of Yiddishkeit, plus guests like A.J. Jacobs, Sloane Crosley, Dan Savage, Simon Doonan, and more.
Our guests will be:
Joan Nathan is the author of ten award-winning cookbooks. Her most recent book, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, was named one of the ten best cookbooks of 2010 by NPR, Food and Wine, and Bon Appétit. She is a regular contributor to Tablet.
Elizabeth Bruenig is a staff writer at the New Republic covering religion and politics. She has contributed to The Atlantic, The Boston Review, Dissent, Jacobin, as well as First Things, America, and National Catholic Reporter.
Stephanie Butnick is the deputy editor of Tablet and unofficial Drake correspondent. She has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and contributed an essay to the anthology God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Duke University and a master’s in religious studies with a specialization in journalism from NYU.
Mark Oppenheimer is Tablet’s editor-at-large. He writes the monthly Beliefs column for The New York Times and is the author of three books, including Thirteen and a Day, about crashing bar and bat mitzvahs nationwide, and Wisenheimer, his memoir of surviving years of high school debate. He has a wife, two dogs, and as many daughters as Rush Limbaugh has had wives.
Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer at Tablet and the author of A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen. A native of Tel Aviv, he completed his doctoral studies in communications at Columbia University, researching the ontology of video games. This means he spends more time playing games than a grown man should.