Rabbi Brian Strauss, Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, TX
Benji's talk on the history of Israeli comedy was educational, inspiring, and very captivating. He is a very gifted speaker and the program was wonderful. I would highly recommend him!
Benji performed for a JCC Birthright group of summer camp staff. If there's someone else who does a better job of breaking down the differences between American and Israeli Jews, and in such a funny way, I haven't seen it. They didn't stop laughing for an hour and even the 'serious' conversation at the end was fun and educational. Benji should be a must on every Birthright tour.
Benji performed at a Yom Ha’atzmaut party we co-sponsored with Masa Israel Journey – he provided us with the perfect, hilarious, low-key Israel-focused program to help celebrate this fun day. The crowd was laughing the whole time, and we practically had to force them out the door at the end of the night!
Benji designed an amazing workshop for our staff, enabling us to identify some of our misaligned expectations. In 90 minutes we achieved breakthroughs in understanding how to work well together, and we laughed along the way!
My students and faculty alike loved Benji's routine! I highly recommend him for any other group, especially for those who have recently or will shortly experience Israel - it's fun as well as educational too!
Benji Lovitt has a unique ability to take the mundane and obvious in Israel and share it in a fresh, exciting, and incredibly funny way. His sweet spot lies in taking a humorous look at the not-so-nuanced cultural gaps between Israelis and Americans, and he makes both audiences roll with laughter.
Benji was the perfect person to bring for a Yom Haatzmaut program at our synagogue. Not only was he easily able to relate to adults of all ages and backgrounds, but he was the perfect combination of stand up comic, Jewish educator, and advocate for Israel, all in one person.
We could not have asked for a better event. Benji’s material, delivery and interactive nature were spot on. Everyone went home with huge smiles on their faces!
Benji’s show was a highlight of our experience. His blending of personal stories and true-to-life experiences with his particular brand of humor brought to life some of the conversations our group had been having around Israel education. By challenging people’s assumptions, he helped us consider the place of Israel within our own Jewish identities. Benji is not just another funny guy on stage, but a passionate educator with a deep commitment to Israel.
Benji’s show was hilarious and gave an inside look at real life in the Middle East. More than that, the audience left feeling invigorated and connected to both Israel and its people.
We are so glad that we decided to bring Benji to our community. His performance was the perfect program to engage current and new community members around Israel in a fun and non-intimidating way! The audience left feeling more connected to Israel, entertained, and wanting more. It was a great night and one we would recommend to any community looking for a fun and meaningful evening.