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Erev Shabbat Service & Chanukah- Special Guest Speaker: Alan Zweibel

Friday, December 3, 2021 29 Kislev 5782

5:30 PM - 6:30 PMTBJ Chapel (indoors)

An original Saturday Night Live writer, Alan Zweibel has won five Emmys and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work in television which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (which he co-created and produced), The David Letterman Show, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

A frequent guest on all the late night talk shows, Alan’s theatrical contributions include his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays, Martin Short’s Broadway hit Fame Becomes Me, and the off-Broadway play Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy which he adapted from his best-selling book. 

All told, Alan has written eleven books including the 2006 Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, the popular children’s book Our Tree Named Steve, and A Field Guide To The Jewish People that he co-wrote with Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach. 

His humor has appeared in such diverse publications as The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Huffington Post and MAD Magazine.   

In 2010, Alan was given an honorary PhD from the State University of New York, and because of the diversity of his body of work in 2013 the Writers Guild of America presented him with a lifetime achievement award. 

Alan is currently preparing his play Bunny Bunny for a return to the New York stage, his cultural memoir titled Laugh Lines – My Life Helping  Funny People Be Funnier was recently published by Abrams Books, and a new movie he wrote with Billy Crystal called Here Today that stars Crystal and Tiffany Haddish can now be seen via Amazon Prime and Apple TV, among other platforms. 

But the production that Alan is most proud of is the family he co-produced with his wife Robin, their three children and five grandchildren. 

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Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782