Let me say right up front: I have never watched “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Or “…of New York City.” Or Winnipeg, or anywhere else these women pop up.
But people do, I am told, so “06880” dips its toe into the reality TV world to report that in the current season (5) of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Heather Thomson’s husband is Jonathan Schindler.
Heather — according to Wetpaint.com, a reality TV blog (I can’t believe I’m writing this) — is the founder and owner of Yummie Tummie, a weirdly misspelled “shapewear line.” Her hometown is “The Berkshires” (not technically a town, of course).
More to the “06880” point, Heather’s husband is Jonathan Schindler. A 1984 graduate of Staples, he’s the son of Rhea and Alex Schindler. Alex Schindler was a very famous rabbi — for 23 years, the leader of the Reform movement of American Judaism — which was a topic of conversation on a recent show, when Heather and Jonathan had dinner with another Housewife (Aviva) and her husband.
Apparently Aviva wondered whether Jonathan was related to “the ‘Schindler’s List’ guy.”
Apparently too Aviva didn’t pay much attention to the film. It was kinda the main point that Oskar Schindler was not Jewish, right?