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2024 ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES

Your holiday will be enhanced by our lineup of captivating performances and exciting activities. 

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SUPERSTAR, BENNY FRIEDMAN

The Jewish music industry is blessed with many superstars. As one of the most popular stars in Jewish music, Benny Friedman has made a name for himself, not by being a member of one of Jewish music’s royal families, but by consistently proving himself to be talented, versatile and one of the nicest people in the Jewish music business.

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Benny’s musical career began at age thirteen when he began performing at small local events and audiences were mesmerized by his dazzling voice. He rose to prominence on the contemporary Jewish music scene with his first album, “Taamu” in 2009. Since then Benny has released 7 solo albums, 18 singles and has been featured on countless other projects and concerts around the world. His biggest hit to date is the song “Ivri Anochi” (I’m a Jew and I’m Proud), which the music video has over 27 Million views on YouTube.

Benny views his music as a Shlichus (outreach) tool, with the goal of inspiring people through music, and drawing them closer to Hashem.

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COMEDIAN, MODI ROSENFELD

Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, and E! Entertainment, Modi has received rave reviews in The New York Times, Time Out NY and The New York Post.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Modi emigrated with his family to the United States at the age of seven and was raised on Long Island. After graduating from Boston University, he worked as an investment banker until his first open-mic night made him realize that stand-up was his true calling. Equipped with a sharp wit and a knack for reading an audience, Modi has gone on to become a successful fixture in New York's vibrant comedy scene, often doing bits that incorporate his heritage, and he is a hit with diverse Jewish audiences as well as fans of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Now a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs, Modi also headlines around the country and across the globe. He is a co-founder of The Chosen Comedy Festival, a celebration of Jewish humor that was launched in 2022. The festival features diverse comedy acts and has brought laughter to thousands of people in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, and more. 
Modi has played himself on HBO's Crashing and Netflix's When Jews Were Funny. He's also appeared in several feature films and played leading roles in two: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film. In 2018, Mayor Bill De Blasio declared June 26th 'Mordechi Modi Rosenfeld Day' in the city of New York for his accomplishments and contributions to the artistic community.

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COMEDIAN, AMI KOZAK

Ami Kozak is a dynamic performer, blending comedy, music, and impressions into a unique entertainment experience. With his engaging online content, Ami has captured the attention of audiences worldwide, securing millions of views across TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. His work has garnered attention from major media outlets, including Sky News and The Daily Wire, and he has made notable appearances on a variety of high-profile news segments and podcasts. In his live performances, Ami delivers a captivating mix of stand-up comedy, spot-on impressions, and musical numbers, enhanced by live looping technology. Presently, Ami is captivating audiences nationwide, showcasing his talents at comedy clubs, festivals, and a range of special events.
● Instagram: @aj-comedy ● TikTok: @aj_comedy ● YouTube: @aj-comedy ● Twitter: @amikozak
www.amikozak.com

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CHAZAN, AHRON FRAIMAN

Ahron Fraiman, a Finance Executive based in Boca Raton, FL, showcases his versatility by transitioning into the role of a Chazan every Shabbos. With 12 years of experience, Ahron has led davening in New York and Florida, captivating congregations with his spiritual and soulful renditions. Synagogues have repeatedly sought his talents, especially during the Yomim Noraim, to lead with his melodious and inspirational voice. Whether during Minyan or a lively kumzits, Ahron delivers heartwarming and uplifting tunes that resonate deeply with all those in attendance.

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RAN OZ

Ran boasts over two decades of experience as an entertainer, bringing high energy and unforgettable interactive entertainment to both corporate and private events through his musical direction. As a versatile performer, Ran excels as a singer, dancer, DJ, and musical conductor, earning the title of “Super Karaoke Host” from numerous satisfied clients. His dynamic presence is often likened to that of an entire entertainment crew, embodying "energy" in every performance. Clients value collaborating with a professional who elevates every event with his vibrant performances. Ran has also played pivotal roles in prominent events, such as the Master of Ceremonies for the annual Israel American Consul event at CB Smith Park and as the Entertainment Director and Emcee for Israel Independence Day at Marlins Park. For the last 13 years, he has been the Emcee and Creative and Musical Director for the Aventura Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce’s flagship event, the annual YOUNG STARS SHOWCASE, where his leadership and creativity contribute significantly to its success.

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DYNAMIC YOGA INSTRUCTOR, ALIZA STONE HOWARD 

Aliza Stone Howard is a beacon of inspiration and motivation in the yoga community, renowned for her dynamic teaching style that harmonizes intensity with accessibility. A graduate of Pure Yoga, New York City's premier yoga studio, Aliza embarked on her teaching journey in 2017 with a 200-hour certification, further enriched by a 100-hour mentorship under the acclaimed instructor Kiley Holliday. Her dedication and talent swiftly propelled her to become the most sought-after instructor at prestigious Manhattan studios, NY Loves Yoga and House of Jai, where she consistently captivated students with her sold-out classes and workshops.
Aliza's yoga classes are celebrated for their intelligent sequencing, fun atmosphere, and inclusive approach, making yoga accessible to a broad spectrum of students. Her commitment to understanding the individual needs and bodies of her students has led her to a successful private yoga business, though her passion for group fitness remains undiminished.

Aliza Stone Howard offers an invigorating mix of classes, including Cardio Power Yoga for an energetic blend of strength and flexibility, Yoga Sculpt for full-body toning, Full Body Flow to enhance mind-body connection through Vinyasa, and Athletic Yoga for Beginners, focusing on foundational skills with an active twist.

Whether you're new to yoga or looking to deepen your practice, Aliza's classes offer a welcoming space to explore, challenge, and rejuvenate your spirit.

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ZUMBA, CREATIVE SOULS DANCE 

Founded by Rosalie Galante, a certified dance instructor renowned within the National Dance Council of America, Creative Souls Dance LLC embodies her passion for enriching lives through dance. At Creative Souls Dance, Rosalie and her team specialize in leading invigorating Zumba classes, offering an energizing blend of fitness and fun throughout your stay. With a diverse background in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballroom, and Social Dance from New York and Florida, Rosalie has spent over 15 years teaching students, developing creative choreographies, and achieving first-place wins in dance competitions worldwide. Her dedication to promoting a joyful and healthy lifestyle through dance makes Creative Souls Dance a vibrant community hub for dance enthusiasts of all levels.

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PING PONG CHAMPION, ESTEE ACKERMAN

Estee Ackerman is a nationally ranked USA #41 table tennis player. With career highlights including reaching #9 as a junior and #3 as a cadet, she made history in 2016 as the first Orthodox Jewish athlete to compete in the Olympic Trials for Team USA in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ackerman is a Junior Girls Olympic Champion in singles and doubles, with numerous medals from the US Open and US Nationals. She has competed widely, including 14 times in Las Vegas and for Team USA in North America.
During Seminary in Israel, Estee played first division for Hapoel Jerusalem, leading them to a division title and achieving a #7 singles rank. Adhering to her faith, she does not compete on Shabbat or Yom Tov, famously being defaulted from a championship match in 2012. The NY Post nicknamed her the "Sandy Koufax of Ping Pong," and she has received accolades from various Jewish and local organizations.
Estee has appeared on several TV shows, including defeating Rafael Nadal in a match when she was just eleven and creating a viral YouTube video with the NY Cosmos. Recently, she's focused on promoting table tennis in Jewish day schools, supporting charities, and is training for the 2024 Olympic Trials. A children's book about her journey is forthcoming from Littlebeebooks this fall.

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THE GRILLFATHER, MOTTY SAMET

Step into the world of the Grillfather himself, Motty Samet, where every event becomes a culinary adventure like no other. With his sizzling flair and innovative approach, Motty elevates every dish with his signature method, utilizing lump oak charcoal to infuse unparalleled flavor into a tantalizing array of recipes, not limited to meat alone.
With a vibrant personality that's as infectious as his cooking, Motty brings an unparalleled blend of fun, generosity, and vibrancy to every gathering.
Get ready to indulge in a feast of creativity and passion. Welcome to the realm of the Grillfather!


https://www.instagram.com/thegrillfather_usa/?hl=en

www.grillfatherevents.com

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CASINO NIGHT

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