"This is year 5773 of the Jewish calendar," noted Victor Goodman, the master of ceremonies for the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's second ever Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi contest.
"And the thing that has kept us alive for 5,773 years is our sense of humor," he added.
In the spirit of both their history and humor, five rabbis from around Cleveland competed to be named Cleveland's funniest and earn the contest's Golden Chicken.
But it was Dr. Kiva Shtull of Shir Shalom in Chagrin Falls who won the prized poultry. It helped that he had years of experience as a moyel to pull from.
The other competing rabbis were Rabbi Shmuel Friedman from Chabad, Rabbi Ephraim Karp from Menorah Park, defending champion Rabbi Dan Roberts from Temple Emanu El and Rabbi Lauren Werber.
The contest was judged by Bert Stratton, Violet Spevack and Steve Presser.
Come back to Patch this week for more videos of some of Cleveland's funniest rabbis.