Unorthodox comedy. Describing himself as “the world’s only practicing clergyman doing standup comedy – intentionally,” Rabbi Bob Alper has been a regular on television, stage and radio with his special brand of comedy that draws from his experiences as a rabbi. He’ll be performing twice in the Bay Area with a comedy set suitable for all audiences, and guaranteed to be entertaining. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. $18-$22. (415) 586-8833. Also 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. $20. www.tinyurl.com/bob-alper
Auditions for Jewish theater. Theatre Chevruta will hold walk-in auditions for “Original Synergy,” a play inspired by Genesis that imagines the world as created by committee. Also Aug. 28. Resume and headshot recommended. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. 7 to 9 p.m. www.svjcc.org/culturalarts/readers-theatre.