6 especially Jewish 'Jeopardy!' moments from Alex Trebek's 36 years as host


November 20, 2020

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Alex Trebek poses on set at Sony Pictures in Culver City, Calif., for the premier of the 28th season of "Jeopardy," Sept. 20, 2011.

(JTA) - Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of "Jeopardy!," died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at 80.

In his 36 years as host of the immensely popular game show, Trebek encountered his share of Jewish moments. We've rounded up a few especially notable ones from the last decade here.

2011: A rabbi appears on her ordination anniversary

Rabbi Joyce Newmark, a Conservative rabbi from Teaneck, New Jersey, won $29,200 during her appearance on the show, which aired on the 20th anniversary of her ordination. Trebek congratulated her on the milestone and asked her what it was like to be a female ra...

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