A divorced rabbi and an overweight black woman walk into a support group. Badum ching! Sounds like a joke, right? It’s actually the premise for “The Gospel According to Jerry,” a heart-warming world premiere play at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company that opened this weekend, and runs through May 8th.
The play is co-written by Rabbi Irwin Kula, who has been listed four years in a row in Newsweek as one of America’s “Top Ten” rabbis. An internationally sought-after speaker, Kula has led a Passover Seder in Bhutan; consulted with government officials in Rwanda; helped build cultural and interfaith bridges in Qatar; and met with leaders as diverse as the Dalai Lama and Queen Noor. Sounds like a brilliant and inspirational kind of guy.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the show!
Here’s your chance to win free tickets.
Answer this question in the comments to this post before Friday, April 21st at midnight to win a free pair of tickets to a performance of “The Gospel” of your choice. Speaking of guys named Jerry…. which Jerry would you most want to meet? Jerry Springer? Jerry Seinfeld? Jerry Falwell or Jerry Lewis? And why? No judgment calls here – we’ll draw the winner randomly.
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I would love to meet Jerry Lewis. He is an iconic Jewish man and comedian. He is the best of a Jew – funny,smart, powerful and so caring. He has the biggest heart. And he has made so many people, including me – LAUGH!
Jerry Seinfeld! He’s not afraid to make fun of himself, a key piece of Jewish humor.
I would go for Jerry Seinfeld. I admire how he can take a mundane event and make it laugh out loud funny!
Jerry Seinfeld. I’d like to ask him why he decided not to make the “show about nothing” mean Something in the Jewish community. And if, in retrospect, he thinks it was a missed opportunity. And, if he were tasked with creating a sitcom revolving around a Jewish family, how would he do it, and how much would rely on cliche or stereotype?
I saw Jerry Springer the Opera in London several years back and I loved it. However, just to meet I say Jerry Seinfeld. I miss Seinfeld.
Jerry Seinfeld, even though I never watched Seinfeld.
But then, I never watched Jerry Lewis, Jerry Falwell, or Jerry Springer, either.
Sheyna’s the winner (email to follow shortly). Hope everybody gets a chance to enjoy the show!
Awesome–thank you! Finding a sitter (I’m not sure this is kid-appropriate) and will email back shortly. 🙂