Months after comedian Milton Jones, the king of one-liners, headlined a show to raise funds for a Torah Scroll in memory of solicitor-advocate and Arsenal supporter Julian Young, Rabbi Mendy, founder of Chabad Islington, will be ‘dipping his toes’ in stand-up on Sunday to continue fundraising efforts.

Young, who qualified in 1977, was a consultant solicitor at national firm Tuckers and four-time president of the West London Law Society. He died in 2021. The London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association described him as a ‘long-term stalwart’ of the criminal defence community.

Ticket sales from Sunday’s shows will go towards the £40,000 needed for a Torah Scroll that will be inscribed in Young’s memory and kept in the only synagogue in Islington, the home of Arsenal.

Sunday’s shows mark Rabbi Mendy’s stand-up debut but he appears unfazed. He told the Jewish Chronicle: ‘It’s not much different to doing a story-telling joke on the pulpit. Maybe I'm not quite sure what I've gotten myself into, but it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be entertaining and it’s for a good cause.’

Tickets for afternoon and evening performances of ‘A Rabbi Walked into a Bar’ on Sunday are still available.