Schwartz Authority

This week on Unorthodox, Jewish NFL player Geoff Schwartz and etiquette expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick

By Unorthodox|September 15, 2016 12:00 AM



This week on Unorthodox, who said it: Harry Potter star Emma Watson or Hillel the Elder?

Our Jewish guest is professional football player Geoff Schwartz, one-half of the first set of Jewish brothers to play in the NFL since Ralph and Arnold Horween in 1923. He and his brother, Mitchell Schwartz, are the authors of a book [1] called Eat My Schwartz: Our Story of NFL Football, Food, Family, and Faith. He tells us about cooking latkes for his teammates, why he plays on Yom Kippur, and starting the 2016 NFL season as a free agent.

Our Gentile of the Week is Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick, founder and president of The Etiquette School of New York [2], which offers lessons on everything from dining etiquette and table manners to social-media protocol and workplace small talk. She tells us the most frustrating behavior she sees young people exhibiting today, and asks about proper etiquette for a non-Jewish person attending synagogue.

Join us Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. for an exciting live taping [4] at the JCC of Greater New Haven. Tickets are available here [5].

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