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Amy Schumer’s rabbi dishes on her Hebrew school antics

By Debra Kamin

(JTA) – Comedian Amy Schumer’s childhood rabbi has dished up a few tasty, albeit kosher, tidbits about the foul-mouthed funny girl’s childhood, writing a sweet, joke-speckled post about her Hebrew school antics for Religion News Service. The “Trainwreck” star, says Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, the former rabbi of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County in Rockville Centre, N.Y., was “a religious school cutup.” Salkin also marvels at the fact that his synagogue has produced more than one famous comedian. Schumer’s sister and writing partner, Kim Caramele, standup comedian Dave Attell and former “Daily Show” writer Rory Albanese all attended services, he says. Salkin has nothing but warm recollections of Schumer, who stars in the recently released romantic comedy “Trainwreck,” which she wrote.“I remember Amy as a sweet, funny kid, who often asked probing and humorous questions in religious school,” he writes.

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