The VERY FIRST Shabbat Shalom Variety Show

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The Very First Shabbat Shalom Variety Show

Introducing the NEW Shabbat Shalom Variety Show hosted by Merriam Levkowitz and Faux Pa. We are looking for acts of all sorts to get lit with us this Hanukkah! This show is open to all ages, Jewish-themed, and submission-based – oy, could we use any more adjectives!

If you are not a Jewish performer, you are still welcome to submit but please make sure your act is relevant to the month’s theme!  As this is an all-ages show, we request that your act is PG-13 at most. Additional performances at alternate venues may present the opportunity for more adult acts. Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Hanukkah!

Mac Cherny & Max Klein are putting on an all-ages Jewish variety show just in time for Hanukkah! They are searching for acts of all kinds, drag, comedy, how many dreidels spins you can do… 

Submit Your Act

This is a submission form for the VERY FIRST Shabbat Shalom Variety Show. 

The Shabbat Shalom Variety Show

The Venue

December 27th, 7pm (6:30 call time) at The Teal Room

1406 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626, connected to Pub 626, right off the Morse Red Line stop


  • The Teal Room is on the first floor & wheelchair accessible, but small-if you have mobility needs, please fill in the question on this form, and we will do our best to accommodate!
  • This venue has NO dressing room, please come prepared to perform.
  • All attendees (performers & ticketed) receive 10% off any food or drinks they order.
  • The Teal Room has a seated capacity of 40– if we quickly sell out of tickets, we intend to have an additional 10 pm show at The Teal Room or another venue; we may also add a matinee & evening show on Saturday


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