Comedian Dan Ahdoot, the first of three events at the Simon Family JCC in this season’s Performing Arts at the J, presented by Leah Wohl*, kept the jokes coming, pleasing adults of all ages on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Susan Schwartzman, chairperson of the series, says the night was a big success. “Ticket sales were good, we had a great audience, Dan was terrific and there was lots of laughter.”
Ina and Moss Friedman, who were very close with Leah Wohl, attended Ahdoot’s performance. As stewards of Wohl’s estate, they made the decision to sponsor the Performing Arts Series in her name for the next three years. “I think that Leah would say that she’s happy to see our younger generation come together at the JCC to enjoy an evening of entertainment,” says Ina Friedman.
The remaining Performing Arts at the J events include Mike Reiss (an Emmy award winning writer/ producer of the Simpsons) and David Krohn (an operatic baritone).
The year, the JCC is also partnering with the Virginia Arts Festival to present Israeli singing sensation Noa in April.
For more information, go to www.simonfamilyj.org.
The Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.
*Of blessed memory
by Leslie Shroyer