Most Americans know the notorious long o’s and w’s of the New York accent—do they really tawk like that?—and the fast pace and frequent interruptions of New York conversational style. Elements of New York speech are unique to the city’s Jewish community, and it has often been Jewish New Yorkers, like Mel Brooks and Bernie Sanders, who have represented New York speech in American pop culture.

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Museum of the City of New York for a program exploring what distinguishes Jewish New York speech and its evolution over the last century.

Featured panelists:

The discussion is moderated by Dr. Lilly Tuttle, Curator at the Museum of the City of New York.

Watch the program below.