Lectures For Lifelong Learners!

Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

Jewish Humorist

Jewish History & Humor

Available for in-person lectures in:
South Florida

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A lifelong Chicagoan and now a seasonal Florida resident, Dr. Stephen Z. Cohen holds masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago. For more than 40 years he was a distinguished educator at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago teaching social group work practice and group psychotherapy. An early expert in the field of gerontology and services to the elderly, he co-authored a book, The Other Generation Gap: The Middle Aged and Their Aging Parents, named ‘Best Non-Fiction of the Year’ by The Society of Midland Authors. He is fluent in Hebrew.

A tried and true presenter that always delivers, Dr. Cohen is also a consultant, entertainer, humorist, freshwater fisherman and lecturer. He’s been vetted and presented by prestigious Jewish and Yiddish arts, cultural, educational, fundraising and religious organizations at hundreds of venues across the country. With a demand for high quality programming and so large a winter population of Jewish residents and visitors, much of his work during the past 15 years has been in South Florida.

Lectures include:

The Golden Age Of Jewish Humor

What makes a joke Jewish? Why are we laughing? The answers and many other insights are revealed as the collective Jewish experience is explored in hand-selected humorous material. Traveling the timeline of Jewish life from old country shtetls through immigration to and assimilation in the “goldene medina” of America, Dr. Cohen delivers a far deeper understanding than the typical stand-up comedy routine. Gain a better understanding of why Jewish humor is such an integral part of the Jewish culture. This “edutainment” isn’t just funny; it’s smarter than that! Renowned for his exceptional delivery, spot-on dialect, thoughtful commentary, and warm audience rapport, all are welcome, and one need not be Jewish to “get” the joke. Come share the laughter and reminisce. Bring a hankie; the nostalgia may induce a few tears.

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