The festival’s opening night will be a comedy show featuring the New York City comedian “MODI,” at 7 p.m. at the I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Drive, Salt Lake City.
MODI was voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by two separate publications.
There will also be a Havdallah celebration (Havdallah is a religious ceremony marking the symbolic end of the sabbath and ushering in the new week) with Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman of Congregation Kol Ami, in Salt Lake City and food by Mazza restaurant.
Cost will be $36 per person in advance or $46 per person at the door. Tickets are on ale at wwwslcjcc.com or by calling Michelle Oelsner at 801-581-0098, ext. 119.
Then on Sunday, Nov. 13 Festival Day will be held from noon-6 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center.
The event will feature Klezbros, Desert Wind, the Joy Spring Band and Deep Fried Confusion for a musical variety to Laja Field Dance, JCo Dance Troupe and Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. There will also be adult lectures by MODI and TV and film critic Jack Amiel and story telling by Anthony White.
Local artists will be selling their wares and there will be a Jewish Book Fair.
Organizers say the event, “makes being Jewish in Salt Lake great. The festival embodies the Jewish Community Center’s mission by bringing together people of all faiths and communities to celebrate and experience the rich history of Jewish arts and culture.”