Benefitting YULA High School
& United Hatzalah
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2023
Join us on Monday, December 18th for a Night of Achdut and Comedy benefitting YULA High School.
Partner with us in support of Jewish education and in supporting the next generation of Israel advocates.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to United Hatzalah in support of their efforts in Israel.
Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.
Alex Edelman’s first show, MILLENNIAL – about very traumatic stock photos and young people – won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997. The follow-up, EVERYTHING HANDED TO YOU – about identity and the availability of outlets in airports – was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival.
His third show, JUST FOR US – which centers on a meeting of neo-Nazis that Edelman attended in New York – has cemented his reputation as a writer-performer of impressive ambition and technical skill. In its premiere run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Show. In Edinburgh, it earned a Herald Angel Award, a nomination for Best Show, and superlative praise that made it the best reviewed comedy show at the Festival in a decade.
Besides Edinburgh and Melbourne, JUST FOR US has had several extended runs in London’s West End at the Soho Theatre, the prestigious comedy haunt where many of Edelman’s solo efforts have premiered. The show has also been presented at Just For Laughs in Montreal, at the Bell House for New York Comedy Festival, Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theater, and on a three-month, COVID-truncated UK tour.
His album UNTIL NOW – released in July of 2020 – was warmly received by critics and audiences alike, and was named one of the year’s best by NPR’s Bullseye.
Nancy & Mark Schiff
We are excited to honor Nancy and Mark Schiff at this year’s Comedy Night! This is Mark and Nancy’s 12th year chairing Comedy Night, raising over $1.2 million dollars collectively in critical funds for YULA High School’s scholarship fund.
A veteran stand-up comic and one of Jerry Seinfeld’s oldest friends, Mark has been performing on the road for over 20 years with Seinfeld and they performed shows in Israel on two separate occasions. In addition to numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman, Mark has had both HBO and Showtime specials and has written for, and guest starred on Mad About You. Mark is also a playwright and a contributing columnist in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and has published two books; one called I Killed: True Stories from the Road and his most recent, Why Not? Lessons in Comedy, Courage and Chutzpah.
Nancy has devoted the last 23 years to improving Jewish Education in Los Angeles. She worked at Gindi Maimonides Academy as the School’s Operations Manager before joining YULA Girls in February 2011. Nancy was the School Administrator at YULA Girls before advancing to Director of Finance of YULA High School. Nancy played a pivotal role in merging the Girls and Boys Schools business offices into one joint business office. She is an integral, beloved part of the YULA administrative team.
Nancy and Mark are the proud parents of Jacob and his wife, Anna, Noah ‘14 and his wife, Chloe and Eli. They are lucky to have two beautiful grandchildren, Benjamin and Lucy, who live within 10 minutes of them. They offer a free babysitting service whenever needed.
Nancy and Mark are supporters of AIPAC and Israel. All three boys celebrated their Bar Mitzvah’s in Israel. They are also proud members of Young Israel of Century City.
Please join us in honoring Mark and Nancy for their dedication to YULA High School and to laughter. We are looking forward to a very successful evening.
Sponsorship & Tickets
A Portion of the Proceeds will Benefit United Hatzalah
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90211
Monday, December 18, 2023
6:30 PM – Cocktails & Light Hors D’oeuvres
7:15 PM – Show Begins
Dessert following the show.