Media Advisory: Actor and Jeopardy! Co-Host Mayim Bialik Joins American Jewish University to Discuss Her Upcoming Projects and Antisemitism in the Media


WHO Mayim Bialik, actor, writer, and neuroscientist, in conversation with American Jewish University Chief Innovation Officer, Rabbi Sherre Hirsch.  

WHAT Bialik will discuss her Jewish journey in Hollywood, her response to recent streams of antisemitism in the media, delve into her upcoming projects, and more.  

WHEN Tuesday, December 6 at 12pm PST 

WHERE Hosted on American Jewish University’s digital platform, Maven.  View event details here.  

DETAILS Mayim Bialik began acting as a child, but after her first hit sitcom – Blossom – ended, she perused higher education and earned a PhD in Neuroscience at UCLA. After completing her doctorate, Bialik returned to acting and starred in the hit sitcoms Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon. In 2022, she was named the new co-host of Jeopardy!.  

As an adult, Mayim Bialik became more involved in religion and now identifies as Modern Orthodox, a topic she’s written and spoken about publicly. A published author, Bialik has written multiple books and articles on childhood, parenting, food, and other subjects. During this event, Mayim will also discuss her Jewish journey and antisemitism in the media. 


This virtual event is open to media. For a media pass, email the media contacts below.  

Ben Parnes: Ben [at] (Benatmiller-inkdotcom)  

Rachel Richter: Rachel.Richter [at] (RacheldotRichteratmiller-inkdotcom)    

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