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January 2020

Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Writing Funny w/ Matt Goldman

January 28 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$12 – $15

Join Emmy winning television producer, writer and novelist Matt Goldman for an intimate conversation where he breaks down the process behind his success writing for shows like Seinfeld, Ellen and The New Adventures of Old Christine. TV enthusiasts, Seinfeld aficionados and literary lovers will enjoy this rare peak behind the curtain. (Ages 16+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door PURCHASE TICKETS

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Rising Stars featuring Liza Treyger and Jon Savitt

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$18 – $22

Catch two of the rising stars of the comedy world before they fly off into the stratosphere. (Ages 18+) Liza Treyger Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred stand-up comic who now resides in NYC. Treyger most recently filmed her Netflix half-hour stand-up comedy special which is part of a new series called The Degenerates. She has performed at comedy festivals such as Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Clusterfest in San Francisco, and Moontower in Austin, Texas. Treyger has appeared on television series such as Adam Devine’s House…

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February 2020

Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Queer Night featuring The El-Salomons

February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$20 – $25

The El-Salomons take the motto ‘make love not war’ very personally. Jess Salomon, a Jewish-Canadian comedian, and Eman El-Hussieni, a Palestinian-Canadian comedian who have each performed at dozens of festivals and appeared on several television shows, take the stage together since their marriage in 2016. While never shying away from their differences, the El-Salomon’s bring a fresh perspective hilariously demonstrating how love, and a good sense of humor, can triumph over animosity. (Ages 18+) Ticket includes pre-show celebration with food and drink…

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Craft & Chat at the J

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sabes JCC

Join Deborah Taillon, ECC Assistant Director and visual artist, for an afternoon of crafting and chatting! February is a month full of love, and though we are in the heart of winter, we can create warmth by coming together to create meaningful art. Deborah will walk you through the process of creating a beautiful 4”x6” frame for a special photo you may have - perhaps a special family photo, or maybe one from years past that means the world to…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Alan Zweibel – A Field Guide to the Jewish People

February 5 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$12 – $15

Acclaimed humorist and writer on the original cast of Saturday Night Live, Alan Zweibel presents his new book A Field Guide to the Jewish People. Co-written with comedians Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach, the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have been plaguing the long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries. (Ages 16+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door Special Deal: $40 adv ticket & a signed copy of A…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Borscht Belt Time Machine

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$12 – $15

Time travel back to the Borscht Belt! Local comedians will take the stage to deliver the best, most groan-worthy one-liners, accompanied by a live drummer. Tacky refreshments and laughter will be served. Period appropriate attire encouraged. Performed in the Sabes JCC Tychman-Shapiro Gallery exhibit The Last Resort by Robin Schwartzmann. (Ages 16+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door PURCHASE TICKETS This event is part of the 11th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. For more information, please visit tcjhumorfest.org

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60+ Breakfast

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Sabes JCC

Stop in the senior lounge to grab a bite to eat before/after your workout or activity and say hi to your friends! No RSVP required.

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Adult Israeli Dance Workshop

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sabes JCC

Join instructor Shira Schwartz, in a ‘trip’ to Israel through basic Israeli dance movements and Israeli music. Enjoy the vibrant music of Israel, its diverse sounds and rhythms. This class will be compatible with mobility/cardio/flexibility levels of active adults 60+ and use components of Israeli dance movement/music. We hope to see you there! *Chairs will be available. Class formatted for active adults 60+ For more information, contact Irit Vinitsky at ivinitsky@sabesjcc.org or 952-381-3527.

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March 2020

Adeena Sussman on the World Wide Trend of Israeli Food

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Adeena Sussman, acclaimed cookbook author of “Sababa,” food writer, recipe and product developer, and consultant based in Tel Aviv for a session on why Israeli food is so popular right now. How to Join Join the zoom meting:https://zoom.us/j/330355652 Meeting ID: 330 355 652

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Caroline Rothstein Live Online!

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

I have been preparing for this moment my entire adult life. I have always sensed that in a world inundated with injustice and greed, a society rooted in systemic oppression and fear, that one day, we would reach a moment of unwavering halt and have no choice but to stop, pause, and reevaluate the way we propel our lives and this planet to turn. I have never once doubted our ability to make it through this unthinkable and unprecedented time.…

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