BEVERLY HILLS– They was available in tuxedos, red ballroom gowns, and velour ties to help raise cash for among Israel’s essential causes.
Over sea bass and short ribs, guests at the American Buddies of Magen David Adom’s annual Red Star Ball at The Beverly Hilton on Monday night heard tales from Israel’s first responders, and the risk they witness—- and put themselves in—- on an everyday basis.
Founded in 1930, Magen David Adom is Israel’s go-to nationwide ambulance, blood service, and disaster-relief organization. Among the night’s honorees were longtime benefactors Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson for the Humanitarian of the Year Award, Renee and Meyer Luskin for the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Nikita Kahn for the Leadership-Next Generation Award.Sheldon and Dr.
Miriam Adelson, minutes after revealing a$12 million promise to support Magen David Adom in Israel on October 30, 2017 at AFMDA’s Red Star Ball in Los Angeles.(Michelle Mivzari )In addition to the funding of a new
$30 million blood center, which will be built underground to secure it from future rocket attacks, the highlight of the night was a wide-ranging 40-minute set from famous comic and fellow member of the tribe, Jerry Seinfeld, who discussed whatever from mobile phones to marriage to food. “All we wish to do is live and consume. This is the third function of Judaism,”he said, to laughs. “Food and sex inhabit 99 percent of the human brain. The other one percent of your brain accomplishes everything you achieve in life, which hopefully results in nicer dining establishments where sexier individuals are eating better food.”It was the second time in three years Seinfeld carried out at the Ball(last year’s entertainment was offered by singer Diana Ross). Prior to his set—- after he made it through a crowd of photographers and well-wishers on the red carpet—- Seinfeld spoke briefly with The Times of Israel in his hotel suite about performing at benefits, his connection to Israel, and getting heckled.You made it through the red carpet, congratulations.There’s nothing like that.Are they nerve wracking? They look nerve wracking.Not at all. I am a total expert. Nothing rattles me. However there is nothing like that specific event of Jewish people
— when you get them in a group theyare very various from the majority of the groups of people that I
am in.Obviously I have a more powerful connection to them. And I have this connection to Israel. It’s simply really intimate. It’s powerful. I love it. I enjoy that they believe I’m their son.You carried out at this advantage 2 years ago. Is that simpler for you
going in, understanding the crowd, the terrain?In comedy you never know exactly what you’re getting. Every night is various. Every show is different.Jerry Seinfeld stands with MDA very first responders (from left )Nati Regev,Rivka Or, Aharon Adler, Israel Weingarten, and Mohammed “Chamudi”Arrabi at AFMDA’s Red Star Ball in Los Angeles, October 30,
2017.(Michelle Mivzari)In 2015 Diana Ross carried out here, which means you’re following a Supreme … Really she wasn’t a Supreme, the Supremes backed her up … I dislike to be technical, you appear like an intense kid.Well thank you. You mentioned the Israel connection. You offered on a kibbutz, right?When I was more youthful. I was 16. It was a program. It was most likely through my
temple. I do remember it was$866 that my moms and dads paid. It was eight weeks in Israel, plus roundtrip air travel
. Obviously I needed to work, which I didn’t. What type of work were you supposed to be doing?I was expected
to be slicing dead banana leaves. I couldn’t do it.I couldn’t do it– it was exhausting.Are memories of Israel in your mind when you
do an event like this?No however I prefer to check out
— when I go to Israel I obviously go back to that time. I just feel extremely near Israel.Have you been back to the kibbutz?I have. We in fact simply drove by, which was interesting. That was about Ten Years ago.I assume you get a lot of deals
to do advantages. Do you have a checklist on exactly what you state yes to, what you state no to?Well you do the things you can do if you have time in your schedule and it’s a cause that you understanding of. This is obviously one that I support. It’s an enjoyment to do this.There was a”
Louie” episode you remained in from Season 4, where Louis C.K. opened for you at a benefit, and bombed. Have you had any mortifying
advantage experiences yourself?Sure oh yeah. It’s typical at
advantages, and these private situations comics frequently schedule.Comedian Jerry Seinfeld carries out in Tel Aviv
on December 19, 2015.(Miriam Alster/FLASH90)Do individuals tune you out, or are they actually booing you?Yeah they boo, they throw things.Whatever they can grab– glasses, furniture. I’m just kidding. Absolutely nothing I say ways anything.On your current Netflix special there’s a really excellent scene of you taking a seat in the street with all your notes. Do you compose jokes for
whatever? Do you have a”advantages”file?It’s for everything. In my head I have different product that goes into various categories. Things that will operate in this circumstance or that situation.Are there
specific things you look to avoid at a benefit?I do not do my interracial sex stuff.Ah, that’s exactly what you’re known for.I do not do my heroin
stuff.Before I let you go, your buddy Larry David is back on TV again. Have you been viewing Curb Your Interest at all?