Comedian and Impersonator, Michael Sherman, highlights the merry-making of Purim at Hollywood Temple Beth El in West Hollywood on Thursday evening, March 1, at 7:00 PM with a re-telling of the Al Jolson story, followed by a screening of a rare TV classic, the Jazz Singer, featuring Jerry Lewis. He will add some of his side-splitting impersonations of great Jewish humorists.
Michael Sherman is a “ One-Man Variety Show with a Cast of Thousands” who entertains widely in local LA theaters and has appeared as Ed Sullivan, Elvis, Al Jolson, Groucho Marx, and many others. For information, go to www.michaelsherman.biz
The Al Jolson story , as embodied in the classic “ Jazz Singer”, is a perfect match for Purim, a holiday of masks and false identities. The Jewish Jazz singer is hiding behind his identity as the son of a Cantor to portray a old south minstrel masquerading in black face. As in the story of Esther, there is a true identity hidden behind the public persona; Queen Esther saves her people and the Jazz Singe saves Yom Kippur.
Light refreshments will be served. A donation of $8 is asked for to help cover expenses. For registration, please go to Eventbrite.com.
Hollywood Temple Beth El is located at 1317 N.Crescent Heights Blvd , corner of Fountain, in West Hollywood.
For more information, please call 323-656-3150 or email temple | htbel ! org