On Saturday, November 6 for Motzei Shabbat, AACI Jerusalem held it’s second Open Mic Night in the auditorium of the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center in Talpiot. This event, co-sponsored by Rusty Mike Radio and Nefesh B’Nefesh, was an opportunity for olim and Israelis in their 20s and 30s to meet and mingle, all while listening to a great variety of music, poetry and comedy by local artists.
Snacks were provided and an excellent selection of natural, handcrafted beer was sold by Lone Tree Brewery of Gush Etzion.
Elana Kutscher (AACI) and Rachel Kaufman (Nefesh B’Nefesh) lined up a stellar schedule of over 20 acts. Local acts included KolTure Shock, an a capella choir; Yerachmiel Ziegler, musician; Aryeh Bernstein, MC of the night and poet, among many others.
A particular crowd pleaser was Mo Kamioner, a stand-up comedian and oleh chadash with the uncanny ability to make light of a situation that many Anglos deal with trying to live in Israel: setting up a phone line with Bezeq!
With over 20 performers and over 250 people in attendance, AACI hopes to make Open Mic Night a bi-annual occurrence!
special thanks to Katie for her debut guest blog post.