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The B’nai Jacob Community Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Ken Sperling

On Saturday, December 3, at 7:00pm, Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge will celebrate the life of a congregant who made a tremendous impact upon all who knew him.  “BJ Players presents Theater + Community + Ken:  A Celebration”, promises to be an entertaining evening with food, drinks, music, laughter, friends and memories that will honor the legacy of the late Ken Sperling (z’l).

Throughout 25 years Ken took on various roles as director, musical director, conductor, actor, teacher, mentor and caring leader in 16 shows for B’nai Jacob Players:  10 musicals, 3 Cabarets/Comedy nights, 2 plays, and 1 United Synagogue Solomon Schechter Award- winning original production.  In that quarter-century, he brought more than 600 men, women, teens, children and seniors from B’nai Jacob, Ezra Academy and Greater New Haven together to act, sing, dance, become orchestra members, stagehands, producers, ticket takers, ushers, costumers, set designers, and more—all for the sheer joy of creating ruach within our community and entertainment upon the B’nai Jacob Stage.  While doing so, he helped rise over $100,000 for his congregation.

Tickets for the evening, which includes dinner, show and live auction, are $72 per person.  There are also several sponsorship opportunities which include tickets and commemorative pages in a tribute book.

The creative team is helmed by Cindy Gerber and Susan Jacobs.  The producers are Amy Mindell, Carol Shanbrom, Miriam Sivkin, Ros Sperling and Judy Taylor.

Whether you took part in a BJ Players show; shared the experience with someone special or would like to celebrate a wonderful chapter in our B’nai Jacob history, please join us!!!  Re-live that glorious era, born from Ken’s dream, brought to life through the efforts of a dedicated group and enjoyed by our entire community.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and above all else, you’ll remember.

To purchase tickets, visit, email or call the B’nai Jacob office at 203-389-2111.

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