I have heard nothing but praise for the event and your performance since the weekend (which is pretty unbelievable since we have quite a few "professional kvetchers" in our midst!).
Beth El Ner Tamid, Broomall, PA
I have been tied up making hospital calls to the many congregants who injured themselves laughing at the CDs and books you left behind. You should be ashamed.
Rabbi Mark Gross, Temple Beth Orr, Coral Springs, FL
The turn-out for your show was nearly three times our usual, making it the most successful launch ever. People expected an enjoyable evening, but I think they were simply "blown away" by the quality of your material and the intensity of the non-stop laughter.
Jewish Community Federation, San Francisco
I have been bombarded with phone calls, stopped on the street, and have even been approached in the locker room of the JCC by people who wanted us to know what a wonderful time they had. In addition to laughing until her cheeks hurt, one audience member said, "You could be sitting next to your grandmother and both could enjoy the show without either being offended."
Israel Bonds, Pittsburgh, PA
Hats and yarmulkes off to your special talent for reaching out to various age groups and people of diverse religious backgrounds. In other words, you were a big hit with everyone.
Temple Beth-El, Ormond Beach, FL
You were just the right Rx we needed! Thanks for adding such a positive note to our dedication weekend. I hope you were able to see the pleasure on everyone's face.
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA
Having never heard Rabbi Bob Alper perform before, we were a little skeptical. After all, besides looking like Steve Martin, how could a practicing rabbi amuse a large crowd? Boy, were we wrong! Bob took our entire audience through a hilarious performance. His show was comical, entertaining, and very very funny. Young and old, men and women, Bob left them wanting to hear more! It was a terrific night! Thank you for an awesome evening!
Congregation B'nai Tikvah, North Brunswick, NJ
Our congregation laughed throughout your performance, and you were totally engaging and delightful. It's such a pleasure to have such a "mench" as a programming partner!
Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton
Thank you for the outstanding performances you gave in Montgomery and Auburn last week. You had them rolling in the aisles in both places…
Jewish Federation of Montgomery, AL
Have I ever had a great week! I have accepted all of the compliments for last Saturday's performance with the proper amount of shyness and reserve, never letting on that all I did was hand you the mike and laugh.
Temple Shalom, Dallas
You were a BIG hit on Saturday night. Everyone loved the feeling and the laughter filled our hearts … Thank you for your menschlachkeit and goodness.
Rabbi Amy Perlin, Temple B’nai Shalom, Fairfax Station, VA
Bob is funny, clean, contemporary and Jewish, funny, real, and sensitive to a rabbi’s dignity… we sold out the house, which laughed all the way through Bob’s routine.
Bob heightened the warmth and joy of the evening and left everyone feeling they had done a mitzvah and received warm smiles and laughter in return. And people felt good about synagogue life.
Rabbi Leigh Lerner, Temple Emanuel-Beth Sholom, Montreal
I’ve heard nothing but raves about your performance for the Major Gifts event. Because of you, the evening was a great success. You helped us achieve a balance between telling the story of the important work we do and having an evening that was fun and people wanted to attend. Thanks again.
Martin J. Flashner, UJA/Federation of Greenwich, CT
Bob, I cannot thank you enough! The evening was wonderful, start to finish, and people continue to rave.
Jason Horn, Temple Beth El, Munster, IN
It was a terrific evening and I was delighted we finally made it happen to have you at B’nai I Israel. For the past two days I walk around and see people smiling and chuckling, if not guffawing. Not only do you have wonderful stand up talents – material and timing, but your general kindness shines through.
Rabbi Jim Prosnit, Congregation B’nai Israel, Bridgeport, CT
The reviews have been wonderful. Your humor and warmth played a significant role in advancing the positive presence of CJP in a vital and growing community.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston
The event was a terrific success. Not one person in the entire Jewish community complained, no small miracle, so I know they really loved you!
Jewish Federation of Palm Springs
Our ARMDI event was very successful. I didn't know how receptive our group would be to a Rabbi turned comedian because they are a tough audience. But they loved you. I was relieved because I just picked you from a video my friend sent me. I felt good vibes and good instincts......I just knew you would be terrific and you were.
We heartily recommend you to any and every group wanting good clean laughs.
Ina Fox, ARMDI Chair, St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton
(Scholar in Residence weekend) Yasher Koach! You did a wonderful job on your visit to Stockton, and you provided our community with a full weekend of both learning and laughter.
Rabbi Jason Gwasdoff, Temple Israel, Stockton, CA
(Scholar in Residence weekend) The weekend was simply wonderful. I hope that you enjoyed as much as we did. People are still talking about the services, lunch & learn, workshops, and your show.
Nanci B. Wilharber, Temple Emanuel of Tempe, AZ
You were wonderful!….you are the “talk of the town.” Everyone truly enjoyed a magical evening and we raised approximately $5,000 for our youth. It was a joy working with you, and I truly enjoyed meeting you. You are refreshing!
Marilyn Tipp, Beth El Synagogue, Omaha
The crowd loved your performance! I had numerous people come over to me after the show or call me to tell me that they have never laughed so hard.
Sonney Taragin, Yeshivat Rambam, Baltimore
You were terrific - people are still talking about it! Take care, and thanks again for everything.
Jean Millner, Reform Jewish Academy, St. Louis