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A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Comedy Cabaret, a night of comedy featuring three well-known stand-up comics – Marion Grodin, Jodie Wasserman and Scott Blakeman - will take place at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton on Saturday, January 14 at 8pm.
Marion Grodin, daughter of actor Charles Grodin, has appeared on The Joy Behar Show, NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and ABC’s The View. She has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Robin Williams. Jodie Wasserman has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, BET’s Comic View, plus Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and Comic Remix.
Blakeman is “the top political comedian working in New York today,” says NBC. He was featured on MSNBC’s live coverage of the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner. He performed his one-man show Liberal Jew last summer on Martha’s Vineyard.
Comedy Cabaret is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Events and Performances Series. Ticket price is $26. Purchase tickets online at www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.