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HUMORFEST PRESENTS:
SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY WITH RABBI BOB ALPER

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare

Rabbi Bob Alper, the rabbi-comedian with a 30-year comedy career, draws tremendous media attention, and among others, has been seen on The Early Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Showtime, BBC, and CNN. He is the author of Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This, The Rabbi Confesses, and Thanks. I Needed That.

Recommended for 18+.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $12 Advance;
$14 Same Day

Ticket includes pre-show reception with food and drink at 6:30PM.


HUMORFEST PRESENTS:
THEATRE OF FOOLS PRESENTS SERIOUS NONSENSE

Sunday, January 22 at 2:00pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare

For 25 years Theatre of Fools’ founders Lloyd Brant and Rosie Cole have toured their unique brand of absurd theatrics to festivals and theaters across the USA. They have performed at many diverse venues from the Guthrie Theatre to Disneyland. Serious Nonsense weaves theater, circus, and magic into a unique fun filled show perfect for the entire family. All ages welcome!

ALL AGES WELCOME.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $10 Advance; $12 Same Day;
Free for children 12 and under


FILM:
WHERE IS ELLE KARI AND WHAT HAPPENED TO NORIKO-SAN?

Sunday, February 12 at 2 PM
LOCATION: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave, Mpls

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare A poignant reminder of vanishing childhood, this documentary follows Israeli filmmaker Dvorit Shargal as she searches from Finland to Japan and Holland to Israel, for the subjects of the popular 1950’s children’s book series, Children of the World. Created by the Jewish-Swedish photographer Anna Riwkin-Brick, many of the books in the series were written by Astrid Lingren, author of Pippi Longstocking, and are still in print in Israel today.

Directed by Dvorit Shargal.

Community partners: American Swedish Institute

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare$5 advance;
$10 at the door.


Northern Starz Children's Theatre presents:

I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFL​Y

PERFORMING February 16-19
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

SAVE THE DATE HOW DO YOU SPELL CHANUKAH?? The Jewish Alternative to the Usual Holiday Fare

Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about one hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of WWII. These few then went back to the scattered pieces of their lives, their homes and their families. Raja lived through it all at Terezin, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little reason for hope. This play is her story. It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable.​

​​This unique Northern Starz Children's Theatre event will be much more than a play. We have partnered up with The White Bear Center for the Arts, Temple Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas “Transfer of Memory”, Sabes JCC (Jewish Community Center) and playwright Celeste Raspanti, to bring our young cast the ability to not just perform, but to truly learn the history behind events surrounding the holocaust and the hope that survived.

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE.