Virtual Women’s Rosh Chodesh Study Group
Rosh Chodesh for the new month of Kislev
The theme for this year is American Jewish Comediennes
In this session Rena Mirkin will present the story of 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 one of the first American women to work as a writer and producer of radio and television situation comedy.