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Transparent is a study in firsts: first show produced by Amazon to win any major award (let alone several), first show produced by a streaming media service to win a Golden Globe for Best Series—and, oh yes, first show to revolve around a transgender Jew.

Maura Pfefferman is the matriarch of a deliciously neurotic Angelino clan whose collective adventures (but mostly misadventures) have entranced vast swaths of the video-streaming public.

With the fourth season debuting later this year, come get your Pfefferman fix from the person who created the family—if someone can create a family she essentially grew up in. Jill Soloway, acclaimed comedian, playwright, writer, and director was raised in a “somewhat normalish, upper middle class Jewish household.” Then, when she was well into her 40s, her parent came out as transgender.

For a discussion of where the Soloways end and the Pfeffermans begin, love, revolution, and other riveting topics, please join us at this first-of-a-kind event at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.



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