Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 pm
King David: Cantor or Song Leader? Washington, DC study session
Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, Maryland
Study session with Dr. Mark Kligman, Associate Professor of Jewish Musicology and students and alumni of the HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music. For information please call (212) 824-2290.
Thursday, May 2, 7:45 pm
Westchester Study Session
Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, New York
Study session with Rabbi Norman Cohen, HUC-JIR Provost and Professor of Midrash. For information please call (212) 824-2290.
Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm
Wizards of Wit: How Jews Revolutionized Comedy in America, Panel Discussion with Film/TV Clips
Moderator: Arie Kaplan, writer for MAD magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Bop, and Time Out New York
Lewis Black, stand-up comic, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Susie Essman, actress/comedian, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Keeping the Faith
Hugh Fink, writer/comedian, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman
Sam Gross, cartoonist, National Lampoon, The New Yorker
Paul Peter Porges, cartoonist, The New Yorker, MAD
Tammy Faye Starlite, country-gospel singer, the landmark filthy gospel country album, "On My Knees"
Judy Gold*, actress/comedian, The Drew Carey Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
* pending professional availability
Jewish humor permeates every aspect of showbiz today-TV, film, stage, stand-up, and print media. Come hear from some of the leading humorists today, as they explain how and why Jews have been the driving force in rocking the comedy boat, fueled by their outsider vantage point, street-smart creativity, and outsized chutzpah!
Co-sponsored by Reform Judaism Magazine, in conjunction with the publication of Arie Kaplan's three-part series "Wizards of Wit" (Winter 2001, Spring 2002, Summer 2002 issues)
Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm
Kollel Goes Uptown
Consulting Jewish Texts: Conducting an audit of Judaism's views on Business Ethics, lecture
Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th Street, $18 for non-members
Central Synagogue's Rabbi Joshua Davidson will explore various texts that will shed light on how Judaism guides us in the Business sphere. For information and registration, please call Dina Levitsky at 838-9397.
Thursday, May 9, 8 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Graduation Ceremonies of the 127th Academic Year. To attend please call Sarah Schriever at (212) 824-2293. Reservations necessary.
Thursday, May 16, 9 pm-5 am
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Maariv Service 8:30 pm
Join us as we study Torah all night long to commemorate our receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. Coffee and munchies all night long, too! For information please call 212-824-2272.
Sunday, May 12, 9 am
Investiture and Ordination Ceremonies
Temple Emanu-El of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue at Sixty-Fifth Street
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Investiture and Ordination Ceremonies of the 127th Academic Year. To attend please call Sarah Schriever at (212) 824-2293. Reservations necessary.