Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi: Rabbi Ephraim Karp On The Perils Of Modern Travel

Karp participated in the Maltz Museum's competition to find Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage held its second ever Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi contest earlier this week.

Dr. Kiva Shtull of Shir Shalom in Chagrin Falls won the prized Gold Chicken with his wealth of moyel and Geauga County jokes.

But while he may have been the funniest rabbi, he certainly wasn't the only funny rabbi who performed for the crowd Wednesday.

Watch all five contestants here.

Rabbi Ephraim Karp of Menorah Park had recently returned from his first visit to Israel in more than a decade and he joked about the perils of modern travel.

From fruit-sniffing guard dogs at the terminal to ankle-twisting airport mishaps, he wrung levity from his trip.

The other competing rabbis were Rabbi Shmuel Friedman from Chabad, defending champion Rabbi Dan Roberts from Temple Emanu El and Rabbi Lauren Werber of Temple B'nai Abraham.

The contest was judged by Bert Stratton, Violet Spevack and Steve Presser.

Come back all this week for more videos of some of Cleveland's funniest rabbis


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