JUF Vanguard Dinner to feature comedian Judd Apatow

Apatow's filmography reads like an encyclopedia of great film comedy classics of the last 20 years.

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In the movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin , Steve Carell's character learns about love from his buddy David, played by Paul Rudd. "Of course, it's horrible," David tells his inexperienced friend. "It's suffering…and it's pain and it's…you know, you lose weight and then you put back on weight, and then you call them a bunch of times and you try and email and then they move or they change their email…but that's just love."

Writer, director, producer, and comedian Judd Apatow is responsible for lines like this one and so many other gems--sometimes painful, often profound, always hilarious-on the big screen and small.

Apatow's filmography -- which includes producing hits such as Knocked Up,Anchorman, Trainwreck, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Bridesmaids  --reads like an encyclopedia of great film comedy classics of the last 20 years. 

Next month, Apatow will bring his comedy to Chicago's Jewish community. The JUF Vanguard Dinner -- featuring a short stand-up set by Apatow, who is Jewish, followed by a moderated sit-down conversation with the star -- will be held Monday, Nov. 5, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

The dinner marks the premiere event of the 2019 Campaign season and will kick off the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign as members of the community gather to show support for JUF. Vanguard is JUF's giving society for those making a minimum gift of $5,000 to the JUF Annual Campaign. To inspire future generations and to ensure continuity of JUF's tradition of tzedakah , attendees are invited to bring their young adult children, 16 and older, as guests.

JUF's Annual Campaign Chair for 2019 is Wendy A. Berger, and this year's Vanguard Dinner Chairs are Jamie Diamond Schwartz and David Schwartz. 

Tickets for the JUF Vanguard Dinner are $100 per person, which is not tax-deductible. To register, visit here.

Contact Shana Sternberg at (312) 357-4888 or email vanguard@juf.org.  Valet parking will be available.

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