History Happy Hour
January 12, 2021
The most recent HHH presented on January 12th featured Rabbi Daniel Weiner of Temple De Hirsch Sinai and Pastor Carey Anderson of FAME Church who discussed their interfaith and intercommunity work. Ryan A. Donaldson, WSJHS Archivist and Collections Strategy Manager, provided a short history of when Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited Seattle and spoke at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in 1961 with a "Mission Moment." A recording of the program can be viewed on this page below, here.
March 2, 2021
The WSJHS Virtual History Happy Hour Tuesday, March 2, 5-6pm. Conversation about growing up in the historic Kosher Canyon neighborhood and Jewish life. Showcasing Joe Greengard, describing his memories of growing up in Seattle and attending Garfield High School. We also honored historic Garfield High School, celebrating its Centennial with a very special Mission Moment. We appreciate you all greatly and thank you for your role in making history happen and come alive.
A recording of the program can be viewed on this page below, here.
April 12, 2021
Featuring Netflix's star from "Somebody Feed Phil," Phil Rosenthal was interviewed live by KIRO Radio's, Rachel Belle. The program also featured the Launch of the print on demand edition of the WSJHS Cookbook - Yesterday's Mavens, Today's Foodies - in celebration of its 10 years in print!
Creator & Host, Somebody Feed Phil (Watch the Season 4 trailer here)
Phil Rosenthal is the creator and host of “Somebody Feed Phil,” an unscripted documentary series on Netflix, which combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor.
Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York in Rockland County, where he was raised. After graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island, where he majored in theater, he embarked on a career as an actor, writer and director in New York City. In 1989, he relocated to Los Angeles.
Rosenthal’s early writing credits include the series “Down the Shore” and “Coach." In 1995, Rosenthal created the hit CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which premiered in 1996. He was the Showrunner/Executive Producer for all nine years of the show's very successful run, which ended in 2005.
During its original run, “Everybody Loves Raymond” was nominated for over 70 Emmy awards, and won 15 awards, including two for Best Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005. Rosenthal won the 2002 Writers Guild Award for Excellence in Television Writing for his “Everybody Loves Raymond” script, “Italy.”
Rosenthal co-wrote “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the 9/11 telethon which aired on all four networks in September 2001, for which he won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing.
Rosenthal is also an author, having penned a book on the art of comedy and the making of a sitcom classic. “You’re Lucky You’re Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom” was published in 2006.
In April 2011, Rosenthal wrote, directed and starred in his first feature film for Sony Pictures. "Exporting Raymond,” the true story about the attempt to turn "Everybody Loves Raymond" into a Russian sitcom, was met with critical acclaim.
Rosenthal’s first travel food series, “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having,” premiered on PBS in fall 2015 and received two Taste Awards as well as the winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Television Program, on Location.
Rosenthal lives in Los Angeles, with his wife, actress Monica Horan (who played Amy on “Everybody Loves Raymond”), and their two children.
Rachel Belle is an award winning radio feature reporter and on-air personality at Seattle's KIRO Radio. She hosts and co-produces Your Last Meal, a James Beard Award finalist for Best Food Podcast, that has featured stars like Greta Gerwig, John Waters and Sir Mix A Lot. She has written about food for publications like Lucky Peach and Eater, been a "taco expert" on the Cooking Channel and was named "Best FM Radio Personality" by Seattle Weekly. Her relatives claim to have invented both the bagel dog and the tube top.
July 14, 2021 @ 5pm
So You Want to be an Oral Historian? The HOW of the HO’W Committee – Preserving the NOW.
This engaging History Happy Hour program will be a broadcast of the WSJHS presentation at Limmud Seattle 2021 that focused on the Hear O'Washington Oral History committee (HO'W,) their work and how oral histories are conducted and the importance of recording history.
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Oct. 6, 2021
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April 12 Promo videos
Featuring Rabbi Daniel Weiner and Pastor Carey Anderson
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We appreciate you all greatly and thank you for your role in making history happen and come alive.