Comedian/educator Benji Lovitt has performed for audiences around the world, breaking down cultural differences and reminding people why we love Israel in all its craziness.
Benji Lovitt’s observations on Israeli society, combined with his lifelong involvement in Jewish education, create a hilarious and uplifting narrative that has brought smiles to faces all over the world. His perspectives have been featured in publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, and the Times of Israel and he works regularly with Jewish organizations to promote and discuss Israel.
"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."— Jodi Sperling, Senior Consultant on Overnight Camps, JCC Association, Jerusalem, Israel
"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.”— Rabbi Rachel Ain, Rabbi, Sutton Place Synagogue, New York, NY
“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."— Rebecca Leibowitz, Program Director, Charleston Jewish Federation, Charleston, SC
"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!"— Rabbi Brian Strauss, Associate Rabbi, Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, TX
"Benji’s show was a highlight of our experience. His 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."— Aliza Goodman, Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education, iCenter, Chicago, IL
"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!"— Simon Klarfeld, Executive Director, Young Judaea, New York, NY