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Just For Us Discussion and Learning Guide

July 20, 2023

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Last summer Reboot Studios joined as a co-producer on Alex Edelman’s Broadway show Just For Us. The show was recorded live by HBO and is streaming on Max!  To supplement this hilarious and powerful special, Reboot created a discussion and learning guide to help viewers dig deeper into the themes of the show. We have identified four topics that feature prominently in Just For Us: Jewish humor, empathy, Jews and whiteness, and antisemitism and white nationalism. For each subject, we have provided historical context and discussion questions to help guide a conversation or aid in your personal reflection

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Sources and Supplemental Readings

David Baddiel 

Rabbi Sharon Brous (IKAR): 


Jennifer Caplan

Eric L Goldstein

Dara Horn

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

Jews of Color Initiative: 

Pew Research Center

Starts with Us: Overcoming Extreme Division Starts With Us

Eric Ward: 

Jason Zinoman

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In the wake of a string of antisemitic threats pointed in his direction online, standup comic Alex Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of White Nationalists and comes face-to-face with the people behind the keyboards. What happens next forms the backbone of the shockingly relevant, utterly hilarious, and only moderately perspirant stories that comprise Just For Us. HBO and Max will premiere the New York Times Critic’s Pick as a comedy special on April 6.