Sunday, May 31, 2015
Twice every year since 2002 Los Angeles comedian Avi Liberman brings a new group of three stand-up comedians from the US to major cities in Israel. That's where they are now, completing their current tour with performances Sunday in Gush Etzion, Monday in Jerusalem, and Tuesday in Tel Aviv.
Comedy for Koby has become a fundraising vehicle to support the Koby Mandell Foundation, which was started in 2001 by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell, the parents of Koby Mandell, who with his friend Yosef Ishran was brutally murdered by terrorists near their home in Israel.
The foundation provides a Jewish response to the impact of terror and tragedy— helping bereaved mothers, fathers,widows, orphans and siblings re-build their lives, and create meaning out of suffering.
Here's a video report on last December's version of Comedy for Koby. The comedians performing this week, in addition to Liberman, are Modi, Joe Matarese, and Brian Kiley.
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