Congresswoman Elaine Luria and Bruce Smith to be special guests on Unorthodox podcast

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Trending News

Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

When Unorthodox records live in Tidewater next month, Congresswoman Elaine Luria will be the Jewish guest, and former NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith will be the Gentile guest. Each of the podcast’s shows features a Jewish and a Gentile guest, affectionately referred to as the ‘Jew and Gentile of the Week.’

Unorthodox is the flagship podcast from Tablet Magazine, the daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture. The show premiered its 300th episode last December.

Mark Oppenheimer, Liel Lebovitz, and Stephanie Butnick, the show’s hosts, are visiting Tidewater for a live recording of Unorthodox as part of Tidewater Together, presented by the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund of the Congregation Beth El Foundation, in partnership with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.

Admission is $18 or $30 including a copy of the hosts’ book, Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. Special bundle of admission and book ends March 30. Seating is limited and advance tickets are required. Tickets may be purchased at