2013-07-24 / Local News

Joshua Malina at Cong. Beth Judah

Actor Joshua Malina will be featured at Cong. Beth Judah in Ventnor on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Malina will explore the inner workings of Hollywood, the celebrity poker circuit, and how to remain engaged in the Jewish community while balancing career and family.

From the time he was born, Malina seemed destined both for fame and mensch-hood. A product of Jewish day school, he would go on to major in Theater at Yale, and then to star in some of television’s greatest shows of the last two decades.

Malina got his acting debut in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway production of “A Few Good Men. While getting his start in show business, he paid his rent with the help of his poker winnings. After establishing himself with minor roles in the films “A Few Good Men” and “In the Line of Fire,” he landed the role as Annette Benning’s assistant in “The American President.” He subsequently starred in Sorkin’s “Sports Night,” where he organized a weekly poker tournament for the cast and crew. This later served as the inspiration for him to create and produce Bravo’s television series “Celebrity Poker Showdown.”

Tickets are available through the Beth Judah office, 700 N Swarthmore Avenue, Ventnor, NJ 08406. Cost is $50 for general admission. For an exclusive opportunity to meet Malina personally after the event, VIP tickets are $80 and will include wine and refreshments.

For more information, call Cong. Beth Judah at 822-7116, ext 102. .

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