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Updated June 20, 2017

(Some "pending" dates are not shown.

See description of Scholar-in-Residence (Shabbaton) Weekend and NEW Spirituality of Laughter program below!.

Call recent shows for fresh references! 
Previous year's calendar and phone numbers appear below.

 

 

2017

January 20, 2017 Phoenix, AZ Temple Solel 480-991-4382.

January 21, 2017 Minneapolis, MN Sabes JCC Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival 952-381-3447.

February 4, 2017 Bridgeport, CT Cong. B'nai Israel 203-336-1858.

February 18, 2017 New York, NY Gotham Comedy Club.

February 19, 2017 Columbus, GA Jewish Federation.

March 4-5, 2017 (March 5 morning)  Palm Beach Gardens, FL Temple Judea (Both events are private.) 561-624-4633.

March 5, 2017 Sanibel, FL Bat Yam 775-721-5508.

March 18-19, 2017 New York, NY Madison Ave. Baptist Church (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Aman Ali) 212-685-1377.

March 30, 2017 Hickory, NC Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Aman Ali) 888-822-1944.

April 1-2, 2017 (April 2 evening available), Cincinnati, OH Congregation Beth Adam 513-985-0400.

April 21-22, 2017 Walnut Creek, CA Congregation B'nai Shalom 925-934-9446.

April 24, 2017 Oxford, OH Miami University (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Gibran Saleem) 615-364-1696.

April 29, 2017 Northbrook, IL Congregation Beth Shalom 847-498-4100.

May 13, 2017 Atlanta, GA Temple Sinai 404-252-3073.

May 18, 2017 Oxford, MS Jewish Federation.

May 21, 2017 Greenville, SC Jewish Federation.

June 10, 2017 Briarcliff Manor, NY private event.

July 23, 2017 Derry, NH Etz Hayim Synagogue 603-432-0004.

August 1, 2017 Chautauqua, NY Chautauqua Institution (with Rev. Susan Sparks). .

August 25-26, 2017 Las Cruces, NM Temple Beth El 575-524-3380.

September 7, 2017 Jamiaca, VT Jamaica Town Hall.

October 7-8, 2017 Lynchburg, VA Temple Agudath Sholom 434-846-0739.

October 14, 2017 Rye, NY Congregation Emanu-El 914-967-4382.

October 29, 2017 Arkansas  Private event.

November 4, 2017 Memphis, TN Beth Sholom Synagogue 901-683-3591.

 

2018

January 4, 2018 Boca Raton, FL National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis. 

April 16. 2018 Israel

Augusat 11, 2018 Philadelphia, PA Private event.

 

Some previous shows

2016

February 4-5, 2016 (Thursday-Friday) Naples, FL  Naples Jewish Congregation 239-431-3858.

February 12-13 Stamford, CT LIMMUD

March 4, 2016 New Britain, CT, Central Connecticut State Univ. (with Aman Ali).

March 10, 2016 Cayman Islands Chabad of the Cayman Islands 315-516-4474.

March 23, 2016 Vancouver, BC Congregation Beth Israel 604-731-4161.

March 26, 2016 Newburgh, NY Jewish Federation of Orange County 845-562-7860.

April 2, 2016 Greensburg, PA Congregation Emanu-El-Israel 724-834-0560.

April 3, 2016 (noon) Lynchburg, VA Jewish Federation.

April 16, 2016 New Albany (Columbus) OH Temple Beth Shalom 614-855-4882.

April 27, 2016 Conway, AR Hendrix College (with Mo Amer) 501-540-1222.

May 3, 2016 Martinsville, VA Jewish Federation.

May 13, 2016 Springfield, VT Springfield Hospital Nurse Appreciation Day 802-855-4882.

May 15, 2016 Montgomery, AL Jewish Federation 334-294-9372.

May 24, 2016 Madison, NJ Drew University (with Dina Hashem) 973-408-3511.

May 25, 2016 Marlboro, NJ Temple Rodeph Torah - The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (with Dina Hashem) 732-308-0055.

May 29, 2016 Private event.

June 8-9, 2016 (Wednesday-Thursday) Oak Park, MI Congregation Beth Shalom 248-547-7970.

June 25, 2016 Burlington, VT Temple Sinai 802-862-5125.

June 29, 2016 Pearl River, NY Private event.

July 12, 2016 Avalon, NJ Library (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Aman Ali) 609-967-7155.

August 1-15, 2016 Out of the country.

August 27, 2016 Valatie, NY The Chatham Synagogue 518-392-0701.

September 9, 2016 Athens, GA Jewish Federation.

September 15, 2016 Ventura, CA Temple Beth Torah  (co-sponsored by Jewish Community of Ojai) 805-647-4181

September 17, 2016 Redlands, CA Congregation Emanu El 909-307-0400.

September 18, 2016 Huntsville, AL Jewish Federation.

October 18-28, 2016 Out of the country.

November 4, 2016 Jackson, MS Jewish Federation.

November 11-12, 2016 Congregation Kol Ami, Vancouver, WA (Portland, OR) 360-896-8088.

November 19, 2016 Malvern, PA Beth Chaim Reform 610-640-2147.

December 5, 2016 Roslyn, NY The Rabbi Herbert Tarr Institute 516-621-2288.

December 6, 2016 Closter, NJ Temple Emanu-El 201-750-9997.

December 7, 2016 Newtown, PA Shir Ami 215-968-3400.

 

 

2015

January 10, 2015 Bakersfield, CA Temple Beth El 661-322-7607 (co-sponsored by Congregation B'nai Jacob).

January 22, 2015 Mansfield, PA Mansfield University 570-662-4982 (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Mo Amer).

January 23, 2015 Meadville, PA Allegheny College (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Mo Amer).

January 24, 2015 Kinnelon, NJ, Jewish Congregation of Kinnelon 973-838-5566.

January 27, 2015 La Jolla, CA North Coast Repertory Theatre, sponsored by San Diego JCC  (with Ahmed Ahmed) 858-362-1149.

February 28, 2015 Greenville, TX Hunt Regional Healthcare Foundation 903-408-9590.

March 9, 2015 Garden City, NY Nassau County Community College (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Ahmed Ahmed) 516-572-7148 x 26729.

March 25, 2015 Burlington, VT University of Vermont (with Mo Amer).

April 18, 2015 Washington, DC Masjid Muhammad Interfaith Coledy Show (with Preacher Moss, Mo Amer, and others).

April 23, 2015 Altoona, PA Penn State Altoona (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Mo Amer) 814-949-5053.

April 24, 2015 Conway, AK Hendrix College (with Mo Amer) 501-450-1222.

May 2, 2015 (7:00 pm) Scottsdale, AZ Congregation Or Tzion 480-342-8858.

May 2, 2015 (10:30 pm) Scottsdale, AZ The Laugh Factory.

May 3, 2015 Tucson, AZ Congregation Anshei Israel 520-745-5550.

May 17, 2015 Grand Rapids, MI Jewish Federation 616-942-5553.

May 29, 2015 Johnson City, TN Jewish Federation Tri-Cities Annual Campaign 323-323-7596.

May 31, 2015 Somerset, NJ Temple Beth El 732-873-2325.

June 6, 2015 Boston, MA Private event.

June 17, 2015 Proctor, VT Union Church 802-459-3624.

June 23, 2015 Wellfleet (Cape Cod) MA, Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theater 508-349-9428.

July 9, 2015 Sag Harbor, NY Temple Adas Israel 631-725-0904.

August 5, 2015 Manchester Center, VT Manchester Community Library.

August 14, 2015 East Jerusalem, ISRAEL The Palestine National Theatre (with Ahmed Ahmed, Mo Amer, and others).

August 15, 2015 Jerusalem, ISRAEL Yellow Submarine 02-6794040 (with Ahmed Ahmed).

August 16, 2015 Tel Aviv, ISRAEL Tzavta 03-695-0156 (with Ahmed Ahmed).

August 17, 2015 Haifa, ISRAEL The Haifa English Theatre at Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Cultural Center 052-365-6161 (with Ahmed Ahmed).

August 22, 2105 Manchester Center, VT Seasons Restaurant 802-362-7272.

September 5, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Private event.

October 21, 2015 Albany, NY Massry-Albany Residence 518-724-3406.

November 2, 2015 New York, NY (Private event).

November 7, 2015 Melville, NY South Huntington Jewish Center 631-421-3224.

November 14, 2015 Brattleboro, VT Strolling of the Heifers @ River Garden 802-246-0982.

December 3, 2016 New York, NY Broadway Presbyterian Church (with Rev. Susan Sparks and Aman Ali) 212-864-6100.

December 6, 2015 (morning) Albany, NY Congregation Beth Emeth 518-436-9761.

December 20, 2015 LONDON Finchley Reform Synagogue 020-8446-3244.

 

Scholar-in-Residence weekend includes:

  1. Spirituality of Laughter program.
  2. Comedy night.

The Spirituality of Laughter: A Jewish Look at the Holiness of Humor.  This presentation informs and entertains, attracting a widely diverse audience.  It’s an engaging and inspiring event - while averaging two genuine belly laughs per minute!

 

The program explores humor in ancient and modern Jewish tradition, and considers why laughter has been such an integral part of Jewish culture.  Using a variety of lively and interactive techniques, this hilarious congregational learning opportunity examines 

 

* Why are Jews so funny?!

 

* The psychological, physical, and spiritual value of clean, un-hurtful comedy.

 

* Humor as a coping mechanism in times of transition, celebration and stress.

 

* Laughter’s critical role in tikkun olam (“repairing the world”), including a speciial focus on Bob’s Laugh In Peace Tour with Christian and Muslim comedians.

 

 

 

 

 
 

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