Take a Break and Help a ‘Shul’

Need a break from "retail therapy" this crazy time of year? How about some "laughter therapy" instead, and in the process help a synagogue with its operations? Thursday night, December 16th, starting at 7pm, is "Comedy Night at the Center." This entertaining evening promises to whisk you and your friends away from December stress! And it benefits Mosaic Law Congregation, the only Conservative synagogue in the Sacramento valley.

The evening features headliner Will Durst, “Quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” (The New York Times)
Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. He is a regular commentator for audible.com, Air America, CNN and NPR, writes a nationally syndicated op- ed column, daily website jokes—yet
still finds time to perform hundreds of comedy shows every year, including this benefit performance for Mosaic Law Congregation.

The entire program will be hosted by local comedian Laura Rosenberg. A native of Sloughhouse, CA, Laura’s first comedy showcase was in January 2004 at the Comedy Store’s Belly Room on the Sunset Strip. She is now a regular at the Punchline (SF and Sacramento), Laughs Unlimited, the Comedy Store, and the Improv, as well as a host on the Travel Channel.She recently returned from performing a three week USO/Armed Forces tour for the troops in the Middle East.

Other featured performers include Rich Slaton and Jason Downs. Slaton is a Sacramento native and a young force on the L.A. comedy circuit. A semi finalist in the L.A.'s Funniest Comedian Contest, Rich has entertained crowds from Las Vegas to London. His material ranges from the insightful to the downright embarrassing, as he opens up his life and thoughts to his audience with full disclosure.

Beginning his comedy career in San Francisco, Jason Downs has become among the best comics in the bay area. Like his influences, Eddie Murphy and Sam Kinison, Jason draws his material from his personal life. While on stage Jason shares his dramatic and outrageous stories with the audience. A unique likeability allows Jason to confess his greatest flaws in an original, aggressive, and hilarious act. A good heart and a bad mouth allows Jason to share his story of a know-it-all who knows nothing.

So bring your friends and prepare to have a great time while benefiting a local charity. Mosaic Law Congregation offers education, programming, and spiritual support for Jewish individuals through one's entire lifecycle. Rabbi Reuven Taff is in his 16th year as the spiritual leader, and the congregation is known for its warmth and hospitality. They recently opened The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred  which contains the KOH Library and Cultural Center, along with a multi-use grand hall (where the show will be) with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.

When: Thursday night, December 16, 2010   Doors open at 7pm

Where: 2300 Sierra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95825

Tickets: $36 each, or $49 for reserved cocktail seating (includes one drink)

Tickets can be purchased in the synagogue office (2300 Sierra Boulevard), or on-line at www.mosaiclaw.org

This is  a 21 and older event.

Submitted by: Deborah Gonzalez, President, Mosaic Law Congregation

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