Jeffrey Shandler

Jeffrey Shandler teaches in the Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University. His books include While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust, Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices, and Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (with J. Hoberman).

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Television in the United States

American Jewish women have a complex history of association with the medium of television. Since emerging as a mass medium in the early post–World War II years, television has figured prominently in the careers of a number of American Jewish women working both before and behind the camera.

Gertrude Berg

For a generation of Americans, Gertrude Berg embodied Jewish motherhood in a series of radio, television, stage, and film performances. She is best remembered as the creative force behind the Goldbergs, a fictitious Jewish family who lived in an apartment at 1038 East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx. In addition to her matriarchal public persona, Berg was also a one of the first American women to work as a writer and producer of radio and television situation comedy.

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