Funniest Rabbi Contest: Rabbi Lauren Werber On Jewish Dining Etiquette

Werber 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 Lauren Werber of Temple B'nai Abraham joked about the differences between dining with her friends and family and her Southern Baptist in-laws. (According to Werber, one group allows for pauses in the conversation.)

Watch this video to see how she and members of her synagogue even made an order for 15 waters complicated.

The other competing rabbis were Rabbi Shmuel Friedman from Chabad, Rabbi Ephraim Karp from Menorah Park and defending champion Rabbi Dan Roberts from Temple Emanu El.

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

Don't forget to check out videos from all the other funny rabbis.


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