Thursday, July 19
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Campus
5801 W. 115th Street, Overland Park, KS
From Groucho Marx to the Borscht Belt to Sarah Silverman, many of America’s best-known comedians have been Jewish. Everyone loves a good rabbi joke. Join Rabbi Katz to explore the great tradition of joking in Judaism’s earliest texts. What purpose does humor serve, if any? Are there any limitations to joking? What examples do we have in the Talmud of rabbis being funny? Join us to find out – and maybe laugh a little!
This program is free, but reservations are requested by calling The Heritage Center reception desk at 913-327-8044.
This program is co-sponsored by JFS and The Heritage Center at The J.
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Katz, moved to Kansas City with his family from Riverdale, New York. Rabbi Katz attended Yeshiva University, from which he is ordained, and he completed his degree in social work with a certificate in Jewish Communal Service. Rabbi Katz has enjoyed enriching Jewish life here as part of the Kansas City Community Kollel.