Standup comedy with Rabbi Bob Alper. An evening of family-friendly comedy from a man once described as “a Jewish Bill Cosby.” At Congregation Beth Israel Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 7 p.m. $18-$22. (415) 586-8833. Also Aug. 27 at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton. 7:30 p.m. $20. www.bobalper.bpt.me.
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.
Sweet summer klezmer. The Oshman Family JCC is wrapping up this season’s summer concert series with a performance by the Stanford Klezmer Band. Started in 2006, the band consists of Hillel of Stanford students and alumni and focuses on traditional and modern Yiddish, Israeli and klezmer music. Attendees are encouraged to bring food, drink and lawn chairs to enhance the outdoor concert experience. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 in the Cultural Hall Courtyard at the Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Free. www.paloaltojcc.org/events