Zach Braff headlines Jewish Federation MEGA Event Nov. 12

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix presents the MEGA Event on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix.

Zach Braff

Zach Braff

The interactive evening features actor, director, screenwriter and producer Zach Braff.

Mr. Braff is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. John “JD” Dorian on the hit television series, “Scrubs,” which spanned 10 seasons.  He was nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.

In 2004, Mr. Braff made his directorial debut with “Garden State,” which he also wrote, starred in and produced. It was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in the drama category.

Mr. Braff’s critically acclaimed dramedy “Wish I Was Here” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Unable to secure traditional funding to make his film, Mr. Braff turned to his fans to produce the story of a father who struggles to keep his children in a Jewish day school and his journey of self-discovery.

Mr. Braff is currently directing a light-hearted remake of “Going in Style” with a star-studded cast including Alan Arkin, Michael Cane and Morgan Freedman. The movie is set for release in 2016.

On Nov. 12, MEGA guests have the opportunity to co-direct the fun, interactive evening. They are encouraged to ask questions of Mr. Braff covering a variety of topics, including his Jewish upbringing, his journey from Jersey to Hollywood, transitioning for acting to directing, his view of life and more.

Maytal & Etzion, the duo that took Israel’s reality television show, “The Voice,” by storm will also perform.

Reserved seats for MEGA are $100 per person for Downtown Seats and $75 per person for Uptown Seats. A portion of each reservation supports the Federation’s 2015 annual campaign to help Jews in need and to build vibrant Jewish communities in Greater Phoenix, Israel and in 70 countries around the world.

All seats are assigned and must be reserved by Nov. 6. For more information and to RSVP, visit

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Visit

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