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B'nai Havurah's Annual Event: An Evening of Comedy with the El-Salomons

Saturday, June 1, 2019 27 Iyar 5779

7:00 PM - 10:00 PMUniversity of Denver, Sie Complex / Josef Korbel School of International Studies Center for Middle East Studies, 2201 S. Gaylord Street, Denver 80208

The El-Salomons were just featured in PBS NEWSHOUR!

Click to view: May 22 PBS Newshour(forward to 40 mins: 34 secs)


Attendees of An Evening of Comedy will enjoy cocktails, delicious you-won’t-have-to-eat-dinner hors d'oeuvres, our brief and newsy Annual Meeting, and a comedy show featuring The El-Salomons, directly from New York! Dessert to follow the show.

Celebrated comics Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini are defying the odds: one is Jewish, one is a Palestinian Muslim. They're married, live in New York, and perform stand up comedy in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, and many other locales. In fact, in late April of 2019, Jess was featured on The Tonight Show!

The El-Salomons' unique and clever routine covers religion, politics, and sex...every dinner table taboo. The El-Salomons are excited to perform in Denver for our annual fundraising event: Don't miss this opportunity!

Join us at the newly remodeled and stunning University of Denver's Sie Complex event space with a gorgeous mountain view for the killer joint banter of The El-Salomons! 


What are people saying about The El-Salomons?

"The saying ‘opposites attract’ has never been truer for Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini. One’s a Jew from Canada; the other’s a daughter of a Palestinian (Muslim) family...the couple performs standup comedy—sometimes together, sometimes solo, but either way making audiences double up with laughter.” 
—Arielle Kaplan, Kveller, 12/5/2018

"The interplay between them was so fun and so natural...the most hilarious if touching moment of the evening, which produced a bit of magic if you will, occurred when Eman handed the mic over to her wife of two years and shared the stage with her for a spell."
—Jonathan Zalman, The Scroll, Tablet's news blog, 3/27/17

"Very funny, sharp & thought-provoking writing, great chemistry."
—A fan, 2019

Schedule: 7:00 pm: Reception with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; 7:30 pm: Annual meeting; 7:40 pm: Presenting The El-Salomons!; 9:00 pm: Dessert, coffee, and tea



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Sponsored by (as of 4/18/19):

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Plus, the following morning we'll see the more
serious side of the El Salomons

Bonus event!

Being Jewish and Muslim In America Today
Featuring Eman El-Husseini & Jess Salomon of The El-Salomons
A panel conversation with lox & bagel brunch

Sunday, June 2, 10:00–11:30 am
B’nai Havurah, 6445 E. Ohio Ave., Denver 80224


What is it like to be Jewish and Muslim in America today? Rabbi Evette Lutman will moderate this special panel conversation with the El-Salomons, a married comedy duo (one Jewish and one Muslim).


The Panel will also include Professor David Shneer, Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and Iman Jodeh, Executive Director of Meet the Middle East.


Admission: $18 per person, includes a lox & bagel brunch.


Presented in partnership with B'nai Havurah and Kavod on the Road with support from Feldman's Mortuary

Sponsored by (as of 4/18/19):

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Register below for An Evening of Comedy with the El-Salomons. Tickets are $36, $50, $75, and $125. (Tickets at the $50-$125 level include complimentary admission to Sunday's Panel Discussion with Lox & Bagels Brunch)

Register below for Being Jewish and Muslim In America Today. Tickets are $18

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Becky Epstein, 303-388-4441 ext. 15.

Please provide your name, email, phone number for reservations to An Evening of Comedy and/or for reservations for Being Muslim and Jewish in America Today.
Please select the total number of tickets for An Evening of Comedy on Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 pm below. 
   Students--$12--including college students
   Entry Level: $36 per person
   Chortle Level--$50 per person--includes ONE ticket to the Being Jewish and Muslim In America Today discussion with Lox & Bagel Brunch on Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am
   Giggle Level --$75 per person--includes TWO tickets to the Being Jewish and Muslim In America Today discussion with Lox & Bagel Brunch on Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am
   Guffaw Level--$125--includes FOUR tickets to the Being Jewish and Muslim In America Today discussion with Lox & Bagel Brunch on Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am
Please note that tickets purchased at the Chortle, Giggle, and Guffaw level accompany COMPLIMENTARY tickets to the Being Jewish and Muslim In America Today Panel Discussion and Lox & Bagel Brunch!
We are offering kid care at a very nominal cost for Saturday night's Evening of Comedy! Register below.
   $5.00 for first child
   $2.00 for each additional childBabysitting for children ages 1 to 12 is available during the Annual Event. Please enter names, ages, and any allergies or special needs below.
Please select the total number of tickets for Being Muslim and Jewish in American Today with Lox & Bagel Brunch on Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am, below.
   $18 per personPlease email or call Sarah at 303-388-4441 ext. 10 no later than May 27 if you would like babysitting for your infant, toddler or child age 11 and younger.
Thank you!


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