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New York Trivia: An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Get into a “New York State of Mind” – even here in Boulder! As Menorah ramps up excitement for the big event in September, play along with a weekly trivia challenge. Shake those “Little Town Blues” with a little bit of weekly fun. Leave your answers in the comments box and rate the answers you like best.

Question:

Which of the following NY gangsters was NOT Jewish: Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, Dutch Schultz, Louis “Lepke” Buchalter, Arnold “The Brain” Rothstein, “Kid Twist” Reles, Meyer Lansky, Otto “Abadaba” Berman, Mickey Cohen, Albert “Tick–tock” Tannenbaum.

Bonus Question:

Name the actors who played these notorious men.

Join Menorah for a celebration of Jewish New York, honoring Professor David Shneer. Sunday, September 18, 5:30 pm at the Avalon Ballroom.  To register for “New York, New York” click here. Questions?  contact Kathryn@boulderjcc.org or visit www.boulderjcc.org.

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About Kathryn Bernheimer

Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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3 comments

  1. I think they are all Jewish. The only possibly non-Jewish name is Reles, but I know he was a hitman for Murder Inc.

  2. I'm going to guess Dutch Schultz. I thought he was born Jewish but converted to Christianity.