Jewish Stage Mothers Get Their Props

Last week the women who birthed Jason Alexander, Marlee Matlin and Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Jeff Garland kvelled over their tateles for the Broward County Hadassah chapter as part of the group’s “Tears & Laughter — Jewish style” event.

jason alexanderLaughter: Jason Alexander told his mother he was either going to regular school or Hebrew school, but not both. His mother, Ruth Greenspan, said “I told him he had to go to both to become an educated person and to know what it means to be a Jew. He said, ‘I already know — it means to suffer.’ ”

Tears: Marlee Matlin is married to non-Jew and is not raising her four children Jewish, according to her mother, Libby Matlin.

Where else but in Miami do the mothers of Jewish actors get center stage?

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