“Punk is Jewish,” argues author Steven Lee Beeber in the intro to his book, The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk. To prove his point, Beeber does what any good Jew would do: He names/outs/profiles famous people who happen to be Jewish. Among the Jewboys in leather, Beeber leads with a hilarious scene of Lou Reed begging a former Knitting Factory honcho into letting him bring his dog to a Seder (“Our dog is really small…and it’s a Jewish dog,” Reed e-mailed the guy). But what mostly comes through is not so funny: Philip Roth–like tales of repressive parents, the Holocaust, and a persistent uneasiness with their roots. Tommy Ramone provides Beeber with the most moving section, flitting between paranoia and pride, asking Beeber: “Are you trying to out Jews with this book?” and later recalling how he scanned the faces of the Beatles, hoping that one might be Jewish: “You kind of thought Ringo was, with that nose.” Beeber reads from and discusses his work at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960.