Congregation B'nai Israel

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Comedy Night with Rabbi Bob Alper

February 4, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Food, Fun, and Lots of Laughter

Comedy night is back! Join us – Super Bowl Weekend – at 7:00 p.m. for a night of laughs with Rabbi and stand-up comic Bob Alper. Yes, Rabbi Bob Alper. It’s BYOB for a great night of comedy and laughter!  $45/pp includes Middle Eastern cuisine, dessert, soft drinks and coffee. RSVP to Lynn at 203-336-1858 or by Friday, January 27.

Rabbi Alper’s unique background – he’s an ordained rabbi who served congregations for 14 years and holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary. This prepared him well for a 27-year comedy career with wonderfully unique material presented in a way that’s intelligent, sophisticated and 100 percent clean. He has performed before a standing-room-only crowd at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival to a standing ovation before 2,700 people at New York’s famed Chautauqua Institution. He’s even appeared at Hollywood’s Improv and the Comedy Store. He performs all across North America and England, at corporate events, theaters, non-profits, conventions, private parties, churches, and, naturally, synagogues. And he’s done over 200 shows with his Arab and Muslim comedy partners at a variety of venues, but primarily colleges and universities. The New York Times reported the comics “had the audience convulsing.”

In addition to being a full-time stand-up comic and conducting annual High Holy Day services, Rabbi Alper is the author of three books that further showcase his considerable talents: “Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This,” an inspirational collection that The Detroit Free Press called “a volume of spiritual gems;” the award-winning, full-color cartoon book “A Rabbi Confesses,” and the recently published “Thanks, I Needed That,” more stories that touch readers with their warmth, humor, and wisdom. He’s also produced two best-selling comedy CDs as well as a DVD. Bob resides in rural Vermont with his wife Sherri, a psychotherapist. Professionally, he makes people laugh, while she helps people cry.

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