JewWalking on YouTube (it’s nothing bad)

You know how Jay Leno will go out with a cameraman and ask people questions about the news or geography, to show how stupid everyone is?

It’s painful to watch, but funny all the same.

Well, the National Jewish Outreach Program, a NYC-based outfit that tries to reel in non-practicing Jews, has taken a similar approach.

jewwalking2.jpgThey sent someone out in NYC to do “JewWalking,” the kind of term that only a Jewish group can use (I hope).

Their guy, a comedian named Simmy Kay, asks Jews basic questions about Judaism and then waits for their silly answers.

It’s all on “YouTube.”:http://youtube.com/watch?v=VjTXfl2mR2E

The punchline is that the NJOP offers all sorts of programs to teach Jews about Judaism. If you want to skip YouTube, you can find their offerings “here.”:http://www.njop.org/

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.