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Zach Braff to headline MEGA Event

By October 13, 2015May 10th, 2017Press Releases
Zach Braff

Scottsdale, AZ (Oct. 13, 2015) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is proud to present the MEGA Event on Thurs., Nov. 12 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix. The interactive evening features actor, director, screenwriter and producer Zach Braff.

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, 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.

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, 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.

Braff is currently directing a light-hearted remake of Going in Style with a star-studded cast including Alan Arkin, Michael Caine 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 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 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, call 480.634.4900 ext. 1213 or visit

About the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix strengthens and sustains a vibrant, inclusive community that enriches lives through Jewish values, innovation and stewardship. We ensure the long-term viability of our Jewish community by providing leadership, financial support and synergy with other Jewish organizations in Greater Phoenix, Israel and around the world.

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