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current as of 9:40 a.m., Jan. 27, 2015

Jews, Christians, and Muslims Laughing Together


Posted 10/11/2010
Posted by David Isgur

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As debates rage throughout the United States and at many centers of higher education about the interaction between Islam and the major faith communities in America, the University of Hartford's Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will be sponsoring a unique event that will allow Jews, Christians, and Muslims to think and laugh together as they learn about one another in a single evening. The University's Greenberg Center, the Muslim Student Organization, Hartford Hillel, and the Charter Oak Cultural Center will host an extraordinary evening exploring our deepest held and most intimate secrets of faith and funniness. Join comedians and social commentators Ray Hanania and Yisrael Campbell for a unique night of laughter on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford.

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please call Debbie Thompson, Charter Oak Cultural Center, at 860.249.1207 for reservations and information.

Hanania, a noted Palestinian-American stand up comedian, is an award-winning columnist for The Jerusalem Post and PalsestineNote.com. One of the most-written and talked about Arab Palestinian comedians in America today, Hanania has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune, ABC News, The Today Show, CNN, and more. He hosts a radio talk show in Chicago and is an activist for peace.

Campbell calls himself an Orthodox Jew with a twist. Commenting on his one-man show, "It's not in Heaven," Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central called Campbell "the funniest Roman Catholic Orthodox Jewish comedian in the world." Campbell started out in this world as a Catholic and he charts in a humorous way his own journey to where he is today and performs regularly with Hanania.

There will be a private dinner with students at the University of Hartford preceding the public performance at Charter Oak. The event is part of the special events planned by the Greenberg Center in the community and at the University in celebration of the Greenberg Center's 25th anniversary. For more information on the Greenberg Center, visit Greenberg Center.

The event is sponsored by the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffmann Foundation and the Greenberg Center.