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.

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Kathryn has spent her professional life writing about, teaching, and presenting the arts. Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, Kathryn was Director of Menorah and ACE at the Boulder JCC from 2003 through August, 2019. 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." kathryn.bernheimer@gmail.com

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3 comments

  1. Dutch Schultz.

  2. howard leibowitz

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

  3. Stephanie Greenberg

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