29 2024

An Evening with Comedian and Author Joel Chasnoff


Congregation Agudat Achim 2117 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12309


Contact Linda Pollack Kessler
(518) 783-7800

The Joint Societies of Jewish Federation of NENY invite the entire community to attend:

A night of stories, reflections, and conversation about our connection with Israel, with comedian and Israel 201 author Joel Chasnoff.

Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and author of several books, including the comedic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his experience as a lone soldier in the IDF. A recent National Jewish Book Award winner, Joel's latest book Israel 201 introduces readers to the Israel behind the headlines, to show them what it's really like to live in Israel, challenges and all. 

Wine & Dessert Reception | $18pp

Book sales and signing at the event.

Open to the entire community!

REGISTER HERE: https://jewishfedny.ticketspice.com/chasnoff-dessert

Become a member of the Joint Societies and join us for dinner! Learn more here: https://www.jewishfedny.org/community-calendar/jse-chasnoff24.


Joel Chasnoff is not your grandfather’s Jewish comedian!

A Chicago native and former Lone Soldier in the IDF, Joel has performed his unique brand of clean, Israel-positive comedy for more than 1,000 Jewish communities in ten countries.

He is the author of four books, including the bestselling memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade about his experience as a Lone Soldier in the Israeli army, and the forthcoming Israel 201 (see www.Israel201.com).

In Israel 201, Joel and his co-author Benji Lovitt pull back the curtain to unveil a more complete and comprehensive portrait of Israel that extends beyond the typical Israel narrative. 

In the words of former prime minister Ehud Barak, whose effusive blurb appears on the back cover: “This wonderful book will show you the Israel you didn’t know you didn’t know.”  

The book has received advanced praise from some of the biggest names in the Jewish world, including a front- and back-cover blurbs from Mayim Bialik, Yossi Klein Halevi, and David Broza.

Joel currently lives in Ra’anana, Israel, with his Israeli wife and their four kids.

Video clips and more about Joel at www.joelchasnoff.com

Sponsor: Joint Societies of the Jewish Federation of NENY