Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776
Organization:
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Cost:
Free and open to everyone
Location:
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
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Keneseth Israel, founded in March 1847, was the fourth congregation to be established by the expanding Jewish community of Philadelphia. Orthodox in observance at first, KI adopted reform in 1855, and thus became the first progressive congregation

Special Shabbat Sermon: Jews & Comedy in America

July 26, 2013 8:00 PM

From “Sarah laughed” in the Torah to Purim-Shpiels to Borscht Belt comedians, the
Jewish people have had a rich tradition of humor and comedy. Join us for a hysterical look at the history of Jewish comedy (that’s no joke!) spiced with wonderful video clips of Fannie Brice, Henny Youngman, Mickey Katz, Myron Cohen, Jackie Mason and the rest of the gang. Learn why Jewish comedy was so successful in America that “shtick” became an English word. Lecture by Rabbi Lance J. Sussman with a special power point presentation by Joan Myerson Shrager. Followed by a special Oneg Shabbat.

More Events from Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel

Sun. May 1
10:00 AM
Adult Education: Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. Spring Forum: ¡Hola! New World of the Sephardim: The Jews of North America
Tue. May 3
1:00 PM
Meyers Library Jewish Film Marjorie Morningstar (1958) Tuesday, May 3, 1:00 p.m.
Thu. May 5
11:30 AM
Adult Education: Maimonides Cafe Thursday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.
Sat. May 7
9:00 AM
Begin Shabbat morning at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel with an engaging discussion of the weekly portion “Gleaning” in Plaut Commentary.
Tue. May 10
12:30 PM
Meyers Library Adult Book Discussion Group “Marjorie Morningstar” by Herman Wouk Tuesday, May 10, 12:30 p.m.

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