The online occasion raised over $2 million for the CDC Foundation
A veritable who’s who of Jewish — and non-Jewish — celebrities turned up for a “Saturday Night Seder” on YouTube this weekend that is past. The a large number of famous faces gathered — virtually — to tell the whole story of Passover and raise funds for the CDC Foundation. At the time of Monday early morning, the show have been viewed one or more million times and raised a lot more than $2 million.
Laugh track: The show launched with host Jason Alexander, whom welcomed via track those people who are “stressed by all of the tales it’s time to trade the cable for a table high in Jews. Which you hear on cable news/ Well” Singer Josh Groban, whom admitted he could be maybe maybe not a part of this tribe, sang that the goal is “to come together as you glorious mishpacha/ And shame you into providing some tzedaka. ”
Most readily useful bits: Fran Drescher demonstrated simple tips to wash both hands to “The Nanny” theme track, Nick Kroll joked that his favorite element of “being a Jew is managing the banks together with news, ” Bette Midler arrived as a joke-cracking, pitch-perfect prophet Elijah, Andy Cohen led a digital afikomen look and Josh Malina urged views to “give some tzedaka, motherf***er. ”
Musical figures: Tony Award champion Idina Menzel sang the Ma Nishtana, Grammy- and Emmy champion Billy Porter belted down “Let My People Go, ” and Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo and singer Shoshana Bean — accompanied from the piano by composer Stephen Schwartz — delivered a pressing rendition of “ whenever You Believe” from “The Prince of Egypt.