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Entertainment

OUR 2024 FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 

Thank you, Alan Hirsch, our Entertainment Director

June 29th Annual Beaver Lake Barbecue

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July 6th Lipa Schmeltzer Concert
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http://lipaschmeltzer.com

Lipa Schmeltzer is an American singer, composer and entertainer. He is a headliner in Hasidic as well as modern Jewish communities worldwide and "the Lady Gaga of Hasidic music". Schmeltzer has released 16 solo albums as of 2016.Schmeltzer's music has both gained popularity and generated controversy within the American Chasidic community due to the fusion of traditional Chasidic music and lyrics with contemporary music styles. His performance range includes "hard-driving rock tunes, jazzy shuffles, pseudo-rap numbers, solemn prayers, klezmer dances and jokey skits, accompanied by a nine-piece band and a troupe of actors". He writes lyrics in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

July 13th The Magic of Shlomo Levinger

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https://shlomolevinger.com

Shlomo is a 26 year old magician from Far Rockaway, NY. Shlomo has performed his jaw dropping illusions all over the world, including the US, UK, and Israel! Shlomo is also known on social media for his street magic videos that have amassed millions of views performing for all different types of people, including athletes and celebrities! Shlomo has appeared on many different media outlets such as ABC TV, People.com, & the Daily Mail. 

July 20th Dovid Pearlman Concert

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www.dovidpearlman.com

 

Starting his career in music back in 2009 at the age of 8, Dovid has since become a prominent solo artist, releasing his first solo album “Miracles” back in 2015, selling over 10,000 copies, and 4 hit #1 singles. Dovid has performed all around the world; Europe, South America, Israel, and all across the US on tour. Dovid’s long awaited second album, “Shira Shebalev” was released in March 2021. “I guess if I had to give one reason why I continue to pursue music, it would be that one positive message from my music, just one, can give someone the strength or inspiration that they need. And that makes this all worth it”.

July 21st Breakfast with Jen Airly

Jen Airley opens her heart and speaks about her remarkable son who was killed in Gaza at the prime of his life.

July 27th The Comedy of Talia Reese

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https://www.taliareese.com

Talia Reese is a stand-up comedian who’s been featured on The Wendy Williams Show and Sirius XM. She’s shared the stage most recently with Jim Gaffigan, Nick Cannon and Ronny Chieng. The New York Post called her show a “Hot Ticket” in a full-page article about her comedy and life as an orthodox Jewish wife and mother. Additionally, Talia has been written about in The Wall Street Journal, The Times of Israel, and The Jerusalem Post (“Toning It Down For The Rabbi”).

Talia left bankruptcy law to pursue comedy which thrilled her parents to no end! Luckily, her career move worked out. Her recent sold-out New Year’s Eve show was featured in the Daily News and her jokes often appear on Page Six.

August 3rd Melave Malke Guest Speaker Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg
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https://www.yutorah.org/teachers/rabbi-moshe-tzvi-weinberg

Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Weinberg currently teaches in Yeshiva University’s Irving I. Stone Beit Midrash Program (SBMP), where he also he serves as Mashgiach Ruchani. A graduate of Yeshiva University, Rabbi Weinberg received his semicha from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of Jerusalem and has also been certified by the Center for Integrated Teacher Education. Rabbi Weinberg has worked as Jewish educator for the past 13 years, and has previously taught at Torah Academy of Bergen County and the Moriah School of Englewood, before joining the Yeshiva University faculty five years ago. He has served as a guest speaker and scholar in residence in Jewish communities and college campuses across the country. Additionally, Rabbi Weinberg offers a variety of weekly inspirational shiurim in the Teaneck and Bergenfield area of New Jersey, where he lives with his family. More than 900 of his recorded shiurim appear on yutorah.org.
 

August 10th Membership Meeting
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August 17th The Comedy of Ralph Tetta and Brian Kiley

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https://www.ralphtetta.com

http://www.briankiley.com

 

Ralph Tetta is an experienced and talented comic who has lived the comedy life. As a performer, club manager, and even as a part of the George Carlin tour, Ralph has been everywhere, done everything and seen it all.

Ralph’s blue collar Western New York upbringing resonates with his audiences. Whether he’s talking about politics, family life or pop culture, Ralph has an accessible style that is not only hilarious, but honest and real.

With over 35 years in the business, Ralph has a knack for connecting with all types of crowds. From family-friendly events to corporate appearances to gritty clubs, Ralph can size up an audience and deliver the performance that’s just right every time.

Starting out at Yuk Yuk’s in 1988, Ralph became the house MC at the Comix Cafe, performed with Joey & Maria’s Comedy Wedding, The Inner Loop Improv Troupe, and with every performance, Ralph shows you why critics have called him original, energetic, and possessing a warehouse of rich material!

Brian Kiley has appeared several times on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien”.  He performs regularly at clubs in L.A.  

Brian was a staff writer for Conan O'Brien for 27 years. In that time, he won a Emmy Award for Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series in 2007 and was nominated sixteen times.
He was a staff writer on the final season of "Ellen" and won a Daytime Emmy in 2022.

Much to his surprise, he was even featured in the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. (He has never completed said puzzle.)

He has had a recurring role on the Cartoon Network's "Delocated" and has been on  "The Bonnie Hunt Show", “Comedy Central Presents”, “Dr. Katz Professional Therapist”, “The CBS Morning Show”, “Spotlight Café”, “Caroline's Comedy Hour”, “Comedy On The Road”, the Showtime Comedy Club network, the TBS Conan writer's special and “An Evening at the Improv”.

August 24th Beatlemania
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