Seasonal Special Happenings

A Rabbi Walks Into the Maltz Museum...

When: Wed., March 16 2011

Purim is a Jewish festival marked by games, merriment, and laughter. So what better way to celebrate than by holding a stand-up comedian contest — for rabbis? Yes, indeed: Tonight the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage launches its first-ever Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi Contest. Rabbis from throughout the area will perform short skits, and at the end of the evening the audience and a panel of judges will award one victor the prestigious title of Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi. So far, the comedic hopefuls include Rabbi Edward Bernstein of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Rabbi Matt Eisenberg of Temple Israel Ner Tamid, and Maltz Museum Docent and retired — but not retiring! — Rabbi Bud Frankel, among others. To help keep the hilarity level high, a cash bar and complimentary hamantaschen (the three-cornered pastries symbolic of Purim) will be available. It all kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, and are available by calling 216-593-0587; for more information, go to The Maltz Museum is at 2929 Richmond Rd. in Beachwood. — Delaney

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