We asked some Jewish Chicagoans to weigh in. See if their favorites match yours!
- Abe Weissman, Mrs. Maisel's father (played by a Christian actor from a Lebanese family). Can't get more Jewish than that.
Boaz Blumovitz, Northbrook
- I had so many ideas--I couldn't pick just one! These are of many fantastic Jewish female characters in our collective consciousness: Cher Horowitz (
) comes from such an honest place of wanting to do good in her world, and even though she may not always succeed, she has the best intentions. And Monica Geller (
) embodies all the things I sometimes wish I were--funny, organized, and confident. She is unapologetic in who she is and embraces her
Eliana Morris, Arlington Heights
- Without a doubt my favorite Jewish character in a movie was played by Martin Landau in the movie
. Landau played a law professor named Abe Petrovsky who counseled matt Damon's character throughout the movie about life and the tough choices one needs to take.
Lonnie Nasatir, Chicago
- Seth Cohen (
). No further responses needed.
Stephanie Sklar, Northbrook
- My favorite Jewish character would probably be Eugene Jerome from
Brighton Beach Memoirs
. He's hilarious as a pubescent teen from Brooklyn who tells his coming-of-age story during the World War II era, filled with great one-liners. Jonathan Silverman does a wonderful job portraying him in the 1986 movie.
Rachel Rubinstein, Chicago
- Sean William Scott as Doug Glatt in
is my vote.
Lee Lazar, Madison, but a Chicago native
. Here's my reasoning: It's safe to say that Schmidt embodies all the neuroses of a Jewish mother. Although he's over the top in everything he does, he is supportive of his friends and a loving partner. He makes me laugh out loud in every episode which is the perfect distraction during a pandemic. If I could find myself a Schmidt, I'd lock it DOWN!
Esther Solooki, Chicago