night of jewish storytelling 2021

Meet our star-studded cast of local talent who will be sharing a wide array of personal stories that will inspire every facet of Jewish humor. This event will have you laughing, crying and saying OY VEY GEVALT!



Avi Aharoni

Avi Aharoni is a Twin Cities-based actor, writer, and producer who has been fortunate enough to work across the metro with various theatre companies such as the Guthrie, Park Square, the MN Jewish Theatre, and Dark & Stormy Productions.  Avi’s favorite Jewish comedian is Sarah Silverman.





Galit Breen

Galit Breen is the co-director of the Listen to Your Mother show in the Twin Cities, she lives in Eagan with her husband Jason, their three teenagers, and their ridiculously spoiled mini goldendoodle. Galit’s favorite Jewish comedian is Maya Rudolph.





Elise Cole

Elise Cole can be seen regularly on the Tuesday night showcase at Acme Comedy Co. in Minneapolis. Elise’s favorite Jewish comedian is Judy Gold. (Check out her new book, “Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble”)





Suzanne Fenton

Suzanne Fenton is a visual artist, storyteller, and executive producer of the independent feature film “Hollywood Fringe.” Suzanne’s favorite Jewish Comedian is Sacha Baron Cohen.






Jonathan Gershberg

Jonathan Gershberg is a comedian, writer, producer and activist based in Minneapolis. Jonathan’s favorite Jewish comedian is every kid making corny jokes at their bnai mitzvah.






Jessi Kingston

Jessi Kingston is a uniquely experienced leader with a passion for advancing diversity and racial equity within communities. Jessi’s favorite Jewish comedian is Mel Brooks.






Anthony Sisler-Neuman

Anthony Sisler-Neuman is a writer/director who loves telling stories and making people laugh. Anthony’s favorite Jewish comedian is Joan Rivers.






Haley Sisler-Neuman

Haley Sisler-Neuman is an actor/choreographer, a dog mama and the queen of dad jokes. Haley’s favorite Jewish comedian is Bette Midler.






Judy Victor

Judy Victor is a Jewish Wifey, Mama Bear and marketing professional living life somewhere between Tapestry and Off the Wall. Judy’s favorite Jewish comedian is Maya Rudolph.






EMCEE: Kim Kivens

Kim Kivens is a nice Jewish girl who was born in New Jersey and raised in Minnesota, an actor seen on local professional stages and a voice-over talent heard on multimedia, her favorite roles are wife to Joe and mother to Lily.