Here are the eight winners, as chosen each crazy night by Heeb editors, in chronological order:
“We bonded over our deviated septums.” – Alessandra Rizzotti
“I’ve got more complaints than Portnoy.” – David Wolkin
“I have a fetish for altakockers.” – AmySohn
“Bar mitzvah video used for blackmail.” – Jon Papernick
“Shortened my name and my nose.” – George Kaplan
“Smash the idols, mend the world.” – j2232554
“Latkethon at my mother’s gynecologist’s home.” – PaleOfSettlement
“A pronounced weakness for smoked fish.” – StringJuggler
We put the names of each winner into a shtreimel and randomly pulled one out to receive a bonus, the Six-Word Memoir Game. And the game recipient is David Wolkin. In addition to being a brilliant short-form writer, we’ve learned that Wolkin is executive director of Limmud NY, a multi-day conference-meets-festival celebrating Jewish life.
Heeb and SMITH are mishpucha by way of our comics-editor-in-common, Jeff Newelt, aka JahFurry. His six words on the Jewish life, of course, “Hid comics inside Hebrew School textbooks.” In addition to editing, Jeff appeared as a character in two of our acclaimed webcomics projects, Shooting War and The Pekar Project. In his alter ego of JahFurry he does a mean reggae verison of “Tradition” from Fiddler On The Roof, at events like Heebonism this past Christmas Eve. Give it a spin for a very special Jewish experience.