We're beginning a new book—hooray! Well, kind of? It seems to us that there's a crazy amount of re-storying here—but maybe we're just imagining things? Or are we? To help us summarize and begin a new chapter, we are thrilled to have Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism. Rabbi Jacobs helps us understand how to not get too comfortable in the moment, understand where we might fit in among improvers, transformers, and disruptors, and reminds us that it's always up to us to change and to question. We are also pleased and privileged to welcome our friend Rabbi Zach Plesent, Assistant Rabbi of Temple Israel of Westport, as our Q&A guest. To continue the conversation: URJ: www.URJ.org Rabbi Jacobs' Twitter: @URJPresident Rabbi Jacobs' Instagram: @URJPresident Rabbi Plesent's congregation: www.TIWestport.org Interested in coming onto the podcast? Email us at email@example.com! Find us on social media: Facebook: @DrinkingandDrashing Instagram: @DrinkingandDrashing Don't forget to subscribe and give us a rating on Apple Podcasts—it's a great way to help our show grow! Edited by Mie Hirschfield
Maxine and her family are known for their active and generous commitment to the Jewish community, mental health, homelessness, and social services.Maxine's husband, Jack Zarrow, joined his father and brother Henry in the family business, Sooner Pipe and Supply. The iconic Tulsa firm enabled a great deal of the family's philanthropy and employed, among other friends and family, the Zarrow's son Scott, who passed away at age 54 in December, 2012. Like his parents, Scott was active in the Tulsa and Tulsa Jewish community. His passing is a loss to the family and to Tulsa.Maxine and Jack created their own family foundation and played a leading role in the formation of the Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Care Center, located today near 71st & Lewis. The family's commitment to fighting for the homeless is also celebrated today thanks to their gift, along with the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, of the land that is now occupied by the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless."Tulsa's really sort of become the model for the whole country in the way that they have provided the right kind of facilities for people who've had some mental health problems."This interview was recorded June 11, 2012 before a live audience at Temple Israel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The senior rabbi at Temple Israel, Micah Greenstein loves Torah no matter where it comes from. "Torah" in a broad Jewish sense refers to the teachings and wisdom of Judaism, but he treasures insights on goodness, love, justice, shalom, and compassion from every faith tradition and every reflection of God's unity. What inspires Greenstein most about the Jewish legacy he lives and teaches is that it is not simply a tale of enduring persecution and surviving hate, but rather a 4,000-year-old joyful embrace of faith, family, and the blessing that comes with being God's partner in healing a broken world.
It wasn’t long ago when a reference to cancel culture would provoke mostly quizzical looks in anyone over 23. Now no matter your age, it’s the new normal — if your opinion doesn’t conform and the Twitter mob finds you, you’re not only exiled but life as you know it could be over. This isn’t a partisan phenomenon (although partisans would have you believe it is), rather it’s a part of a new way of doing business driven by social media and practiced in earnest from American college campuses to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. In a country that calls us to follow our conscience and express our beliefs, how has it come to this and how can mutual understanding navigate our way out of it? Moderated by Fr. Tim Holeda of St. Thomas More Co-cathedral. Join us for a discussion with our panelists, Rabbi Jack Romberg, founding member of the God Squad and retired Rabbi of Temple Israel; Pastor Joseph Davis, Jr. of the Truth Gatherers Community Church; Reverend Trinity Whitley of Faith Presbyterian Church; and Jack Denton, former Senate President at Florida State University.
In this episode, we speak with Rabbi Dan Liben, of Temple Israel of Natick, about faith and grief. Lots of people talk about faith. They may talk about faith in God or faith in man or faith in science, but what is faith? How does faith help us during times of distress? Perhaps, instead of faith, people are talking about a kind of trust. Is faith something we should consciously think about in our everyday lives? Perhaps, instead of faith, people are talking about a kind of trust. Is faith something we should consciously think about in our everyday lives? Rabbi Daniel Liben was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1983, and became the spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Natick, Massachusetts, in 1991. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, and of the New England Region Rabbinical Assembly. Dan has made the exploration of prayer as a spiritual practice a cornerstone of his Rabbinic work. Dan has taught meditation to Rabbis at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Dan also teaches Israeli Folk Dancing and likes running. Dan is married to Fran Robins Liben and together they have five grown children and eight grandchildren.Most importantly, Dan is Michael's brother. Collectively, they are bereaved of their father and Michael's daughter/Dan's niece Liel. Michael's loyal Listeners may remember when Rabbi Liben was on the program in Season 1 where he talked about Jewish Observance of Grief.Rabbi Daniel's Biography: https://www.tiofnatick.org/who-we-are/clergy/rabbi-daniel-liben/Links to “Bereaved But Still Me” Social Media and Podcast Pages:Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bereaved-but-still-me/id1333229173Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/heart-to-heart-with-michael Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HugPodcastNetwork YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGPKwIU5M_YOxvtWepFR5Zw Website: https://www.hug-podcastnetwork.com/If you enjoy this program and would like to be a Patron, please check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/HeartToHeart
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We thought the holiday season might be just the time of year to walk a mile in the shoes of minority faith traditions, as they navigate both the yuletide season and the broader predominantly Christian culture around them. We’ll hear from a wide range of minority faith communities to better understand the impact in their communities, then we’ll consider how to best handle (and embrace) our diversity inside the public institutions we share. In these shared spaces how do we navigate the things parents would rather not have their kids exposed to — and respect our differences? And we’ll stretch to consider whether there is unexpected common cause between parents taking a pass on the Good News Club and those who say “no thank you” to instruction on evolution and sex ed instead. Facilitated by Rabbi Michael Shields of Temple Israel.
In our biblical traditions there are instances of interfaith marriage. In our own Temple Israel community, about one third of our congregants are in interfaith marriages. This week we looked at the policy of the seminary where Rabbi Jaech was ordained and found that they will not accept as students anyone in an interfaith marriage. Given our traditions, we pondered this policy. What are your thoughts about it?
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“Happiness is not a room. Compassion is not a place. Mercy is not a state. It passes, like anger, like hunger, like horniness...These are all emotions, and you have to observe them.” ~Rabbi Iggy Gurin Oh my, it’s been a week, hasn’t it?! The windows are open and fresh air is pouring in. While that big picture feels a whole lot brighter today, there’s still hella personal work to do. For anyone challenged by addiction, the world still feels awash in shadow. But Rabbi Igael Gurin-Malous says connection is the light in the darkness and everyone has access if they keep walking. Iggy is absolute sunshine in human form, a self-proclaimed wise-ass and walking contradiction. He’s the f-bomb-dropping spiritual counselor, the rabbi with tattoos and the podcast, Tattoos and Torah. Professionally, Iggy’s a renowned Talmud teacher and founder of T’shuvah Center in Brooklyn, NY, a space that offers those in recovery a community to which they can genuinely belong rather than simply fit in. Here, authenticity plays a vital role in the healing process, as does spirituality. Culturally-speaking, as Americans, we’re programmed to focus only on our higher Self, to goal-set, to achieve, at the expense of better understanding our lower self. What lessons do we miss out on learning when we shy away from the uncomfortable feelings that reside in all of us? What could we gain by sitting with that otherness? “Life is about struggle...not in a depressing way, but life is about the journey, and life is about the struggle to balance all these different forces within us.” *** Rabbi Igael "Iggy" Gurin-Malous is a renowned Talmud teacher, spiritual counselor, artist, and educator. He grew up between Belgium, Israel (so expect him to be well dressed and blunt) and the United States in a traditional Jewish Orthodox home. He is a frequent author, speaker, teacher and contributor on subjects ranging from Talmud, Jewish text, spirituality, addiction, recovery, fatherhood and LGBTQI+ issues. Today He is the founding rabbi and CEO of T’shuvah Center, a new long term Jewish recovery community in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. He was formerly the Director of Spiritual counseling at Beit T’Shuvah in Los Angeles. He is also Temple Israel of Hollywood Talmud Scholar in Residence, teaching weekly classes on Interpreting Talmud. Igael also serves on the board and faculty at the Academy of Jewish Religion of California. For full show notes, guest information, and resources, visit: http://www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast *** Conversations with a Wounded Healer is a proud member of @mhnrnetwork. Let’s be friends! You can find me in the following places... Website: www.headhearttherapy.com/podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WoundedHealr/ https://www.facebook.com/HeadHeartTherapy/ Instagram: @headhearttherapy Twitter: @WoundedHealr @HeadHeart_Chi
We have become quite estranged from ourselves. We often choose cynicism as a defense mechanism and are hiding behind our questions. It is hard for us to show up in an authentic way because if doesn't feel safe. Rabbi Iggy argues that we need a place where we can just be and belong. Part of being a man is exactly to make those choices of who I want to be, how I want to be and what do I want to communicate about myself. A fascinating learning experience about manhood, masculinity and what is the essence of the Jewish approach to humanity and manhood. Rabbi Igael "Iggy" Gurin-Malous is a renowned Talmud teacher, spiritual counselor, artist, and educator. He grew up between Belgium, Israel (so expect him to be well dressed and blunt) and the United States in a traditional Jewish Orthodox home. He is a frequent author, speaker, teacher and contributor on subjects ranging from Talmud, Jewish text, spirituality, addiction, recovery, fatherhood and LGBTQI+ issues.Today He is the founding rabbi and CEO of T'shuvah Center, a new long term Jewish recovery community in Bed-stuy, Brooklyn. He was formerly the Director of Spiritual counseling at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles. He is also Temple Israel of Hollywood Talmud Scholar in Residence, teaching weekly classes on Interpreting Talmud. Igael also serves on the board and faculty at the Academy of Jewish Religion of California.
Shana tova! As we approach Yom Kippur, this bonus episode looks back at our interview with Rabbi Steve Wernick of Beth Tzedec Congregation. We talk about Jewish ideas of wrongdoing, repentance, community, and the season 4 Star Trek: Voyager episode "Day of Honor".--Attributions: Opening: 8-bit adaptation of Avinu Malkeinu by Benjamin Alembik, part of the Hag Sameah Remixes project. Used with permission. // Shofar blowing by Sarit Silverman of Temple Israel of Westport, Connecticut.
Mark is thoroughly delighted to welcome Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, to the podcast today. Through his work with this Center, he engaged clergy, professional, and volunteer leaders in interfaith efforts in pursuit of social justice. Rabbi Pesner has also sat on the Boards of the NAACP, JOIN for Justice, the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and other such organizations, and has been a congregational rabbi at Temple Israel in Boston and at Temple Israel in Westport, Connecticut. The passage he has chosen to discuss today is Deuteronomy 10:18-19. Rabbi Pesner begins the conversation by summarizing the passage and sharing its importance for him as well as the reason why he feels this passage is ‘all about’ Mark. Together, they then explore the theme of love and, particularly, loving the stranger, which is prevalent in this passage, and which has very real applications in today’s society. Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy, the Rabbi’s graphic and emotional example of ‘the ultimate act of grace’, the notion of the Torah as a radical document, and the attitude toward ‘the stranger’ in the current climate, are all discussed in the context of this theme of love. The lessons Rabbi Pesner has learned about mankind, including the impact of modeling and practicing love, and the complexity of humanity, draw this fascinating conversation to a close. Episode Highlights: Rabbi Pesner’s summary of the passage and its significance for him Why he feels this passage is ‘all about’ Mark Running towards empathy Love in the Jewish context How to ‘love the stranger’ Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy Rabbi Pesner’s example of ‘the ultimate act of grace’ The Torah as a radical document Attitudes toward the ‘stranger’ in the current climate The lessons about mankind which Rabbi Pesner has learned The impact of modeling and practicing love The complexity of humanity Quotes: “So many people’s lives have been made better because of your philanthropic investments and the things you care about…this Torah portion sings your song.” “You too must love the stranger because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” “Having had that experience of love with our Creator, that becomes the template of all relationships with all humans.” “Devote your entire life to a journey of exploration and learning.” “You surround yourself by people who think differently than you, and want to learn from them and hear from them, and I think that’s a guide for all of us.” “Much of what being moral is, is overcoming what’s natural, and doing what’s right.” “It’s not enough just to express a love for the deity, for God, for Jesus, it’s about your deeds demonstrating that love.” “Feelings follow actions.” “You will get ‘Messiahness’ by behaving in such a way that embodies ‘Messiahness’.” “I just want to know the human at the other end of this relationship and understand who they are and why they feel what they feel and make space for love to come into that.” Deuteronomy 10:18-19 but upholds the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and befriends the stranger, providing him with food and clothing.— You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.10.18-19?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en Links: The Rabbi’s Husband homepage: http://therabbishusband.com/ Mark’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/markgerson?lang=en
Minneapolis Rabbis Marcia Zimmerman of Temple Israel and Harold Kravitz of Adath Jeshurn Congregation discuss the murder of George Floyd by a white policeman, and what it says about racism in America and in the Jewish community. With Mark S. Golub
A conversation with Rabbi Jen Kaluzny of Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, MI. We spoke about what pastoral care is, what physicians can learn from clergy, and the role of faith at the end of life. Rabbi Jen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-342-3199.
Rabbi Charles P. Sherman retired in 2013 after serving Temple Israel for nearly 40 years. Temple Israel is Tulsa’s only Reform Jewish congregation. Reform Judaism is the nation’s largest branch of Judaism, with about 1.5 million members in some 900-plus congregations in North America.A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rabbi Charles P. Sherman was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was ordained in 1969.Rabbi Sherman has been an Adjunct Instructor at the Phillips Theological Seminary and has taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tulsa.Rabbi Sherman has served as President of the Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis, the Tulsa Ministerial Alliance and the Tulsa Police and Fire Chaplaincy Corps. He is the only person to serve as president of both the National Conference for Community and Justice, Tulsa Region and the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry.Since his retirement Rabbi Sherman became a Cruise Rabbi and a mediator in our court system.He has received many awards, including the Community Interfaith Understanding award.
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.Please join Rabbi Spitzer and Pastor Wallace for an Interfaith Zoom Lecture on “HaOlam Haba, The World To Come, the Afterlife…Theologies, Speculations and Traditions.” Our interfaith gatherings involving Temple Israel, Christ Presbyterian Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church have been wonderful gatherings for intellectual and spiritual growth. We hope that they fulfill an interest, a need and a desire to be together in our community.
Rabbi of Temple Israel of London, Debra Stahlberg Dressler, joins Mike Stubbs to chat about how they're helping their congregates celebrate Passover while adhering to social distancing measures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Artist in Residence at Temple Israel Temple Israel is hosting its first ever Artist in Residence with Mordechai Rosenstein on March 5-8th. There will be opportunities all weekend for the community to listen, paint and learn. Rabbi Helene Kornsgold, Director of Congregational Education and Arial DiDonato, Director of Events and Programming both of Temple Israel are excited to welcome the community. https://www.templeisraelnc.org/artist-in-residence-mordechai-rosenstein.html# http://rosensteinarts.com https://www.charlottejcc.org/events/2020/03/08/events/community-purim-carnival/
On this episode. we are joined by the incredible Rabbi Zimmerman of Temple Israel. Not only an important religious leader to the Twin Cities, she is a pioneer in her profession and an important advocate for Human Rights, in every regard. This is an insightful and fascinating discussion.
Lunch and Learn at Temple Israel Rabbi Howard Siegel, Senior Interim Rabbi, inherited the lunch and learn series and has made it his own by exploring the writings of Rabbi Harold Kushner every second Thursday of the month at 11am since September. He also discusses his role as Interim Rabbi and the introduction of an original program even though he is only here for a year or two. https://www.templeisraelnc.org/event/lunch-n-learn--meet-eat-discover-4.html https://www.charlottejcc.org/events/2020/02/09/events/tu-bishvat-plant-a-fig-tree/ https://jewishcharlotte.org/community-calendar/tubshvat-hebrew-cemetery-tree-planting-1563384174
Rabbi Seth Adelson joins Tim to talk about the story of Hanukkah, its history, its traditions and its meaning. Rabbi Adelson serves the Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh. https://traffic.libsyn.com/shapingopinion/Hanukkah_Episode.mp3 It's often called the Festival of Lights, and it usually happens in November or December each year. It's the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, and it takes place over eight days. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. The story centers on the Maccabean Revolt, where the Jewish people had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors. Hanukkah means “dedication” and it begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. It is often called the Festival of Lights, and it's celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. History of Hanukkah This was during the reign of Alexander the Great. He had conquered Syria, Egypt and Palestine, but he allowed lands under his rule to continue observing their own religions. About 100 years later, a successor to Alexander was Antiochus II. He continued to allow the Jews who lived there to practice their faith. His son, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, didn't see it the same way. According to history, when he took control, he outlawed the Jewish religion and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods. In 168 (or 164) BC, his soldiers attacked Jewish people in Jerusalem, killing thousands and desecrating the city's holy Second Temple. He erected an altar to Zeus and sacrificed pigs as further insult to the Jewish people. Around that time, Jewish priest Mattathias and his five sons led a full-scale rebellion against Antiochus and the monarchy. Mattathias died in 166 (or 167) BC, two years late, and his son Judah, also known as Judah Maccabee, took the lead. In the next two years, the Jews were able to drive the Syrians out of Jerusalem, using what we would describe as guerilla warfare strategies. Judah then called on the Jewish people to cleanse the Second Temple, rebuild the altar and light its menorah. The Hanukkah Miracle According to the Talmud, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who participated in the rededication of the Second Temple saw what they thought to be a miracle. The temple had a menorah, but only one cruse of olive oil was left pure. The others had been contaminated by the oppressors. Once they lit the menorah's only cruse they were amazed. There was only enough oil to keep the menorah's candles burning for a single day, yet the flames continued flickering for eight nights. This provided time for them to create a fresh supply of oil. The event served as the inspiration for Jewish sages to proclaim a yearly eight-day festival. Links Congregation Beth Shalom The Modern Rabbi Hanukkah, History.com Hanukkah, MyJewishLearning.com History of Hanukkah, National Geographic Elite Milk Chocolate Gold Coins, Amazon About this Episode's Guest Rabbi Seth Adelson Hailing from Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire mountains, Rabbi Seth Adelson's rabbinic work has focused on making connections, on helping people find meaning in Jewish text and tradition, and on demonstrating the value and power of living Jewishly. Rabbi Adelson has been in Pittsburgh since 2015, and has led the charge in re-fashioning Congregation Beth Shalom as an open, inclusive community that focuses on connecting Jews with their tradition and helping them to find the kedushah/holiness in their lives. He spent the previous eight years in Great Neck, New York, serving as Assistant Rabbi and then as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Great Neck. During his tenure on Long Island, he crafted a range of new initiatives that engaged more people, strengthened the community through teaching, pastoring, counseling, and re-framed Temple Israel as a welcoming place. Prior to that, Rabbi Adelson served for four years as Cantor at the ...
Rabbi Seth Adelson joins Tim to talk about the story of Hanukkah, its history, its traditions and its meaning. Rabbi Adelson serves the Congregation Beth Shalom in Pittsburgh. https://traffic.libsyn.com/shapingopinion/Hanukkah_Episode.mp3 It’s often called the Festival of Lights, and it usually happens in November or December each year. It’s the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, and it takes place over eight days. Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. The story centers on the Maccabean Revolt, where the Jewish people had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors. Hanukkah means “dedication” and it begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. It is often called the Festival of Lights, and it’s celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. History of Hanukkah This was during the reign of Alexander the Great. He had conquered Syria, Egypt and Palestine, but he allowed lands under his rule to continue observing their own religions. About 100 years later, a successor to Alexander was Antiochus II. He continued to allow the Jews who lived there to practice their faith. His son, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, didn’t see it the same way. According to history, when he took control, he outlawed the Jewish religion and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods. In 168 (or 164) BC, his soldiers attacked Jewish people in Jerusalem, killing thousands and desecrating the city’s holy Second Temple. He erected an altar to Zeus and sacrificed pigs as further insult to the Jewish people. Around that time, Jewish priest Mattathias and his five sons led a full-scale rebellion against Antiochus and the monarchy. Mattathias died in 166 (or 167) BC, two years late, and his son Judah, also known as Judah Maccabee, took the lead. In the next two years, the Jews were able to drive the Syrians out of Jerusalem, using what we would describe as guerilla warfare strategies. Judah then called on the Jewish people to cleanse the Second Temple, rebuild the altar and light its menorah. The Hanukkah Miracle According to the Talmud, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who participated in the rededication of the Second Temple saw what they thought to be a miracle. The temple had a menorah, but only one cruse of olive oil was left pure. The others had been contaminated by the oppressors. Once they lit the menorah’s only cruse they were amazed. There was only enough oil to keep the menorah’s candles burning for a single day, yet the flames continued flickering for eight nights. This provided time for them to create a fresh supply of oil. The event served as the inspiration for Jewish sages to proclaim a yearly eight-day festival. Links Congregation Beth Shalom The Modern Rabbi Hanukkah, History.com Hanukkah, MyJewishLearning.com History of Hanukkah, National Geographic Elite Milk Chocolate Gold Coins, Amazon About this Episode's Guest Rabbi Seth Adelson Hailing from Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire mountains, Rabbi Seth Adelson’s rabbinic work has focused on making connections, on helping people find meaning in Jewish text and tradition, and on demonstrating the value and power of living Jewishly. Rabbi Adelson has been in Pittsburgh since 2015, and has led the charge in re-fashioning Congregation Beth Shalom as an open, inclusive community that focuses on connecting Jews with their tradition and helping them to find the kedushah/holiness in their lives. He spent the previous eight years in Great Neck, New York, serving as Assistant Rabbi and then as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Great Neck. During his tenure on Long Island, he crafted a range of new initiatives that engaged more people, strengthened the community through teaching, pastoring, counseling, and re-framed Temple Israel as a welcoming place. Prior to that, Rabbi Adelson served for four years as Cantor at the ...
Greg and Marc started their rabbinical journey together over 20 years ago in London. Rabbi Greg Alexander is rabbi of Temple Israel in Cape Town, South Africa and has just finished a sabbatical with his family in New York City, where Greg and Marc spent time together. In this episode, they reflect on havruta, spiritual friendship, angels, dreams, light and ladders.
This week we sit down with Rabbi Tobias Moss, the newest rabbi at Temple Israel. Rabbi Moss goes in-depth in the many forms of Judaism in his family, what drew him to Minnesota, and why he chose to tackle Yiddish (?!?!) on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast
Hebrew High Hebrew High reflects the vibrant energy of our Jewish teens by giving them a voice to explore their Judaism in a safe environment with passionate and skilled teachers who want to help our students make an impact on the world. Hebrew High is a supplementary Jewish program for students in grades 8-12, sponsored by Temple Beth El and Temple Israel, and open to ALL Jewish teens! https://www.hebrewhigh.org https://www.charlottejcc.org/events/2019/09/04/events/jchats-with-author-steven-rogelberg/
The message was delivered on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rabbi Michael Weinstein, Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel. DESCRIPTION As we are engaging in the idea of trading places, really what this means is that we are adding tension to our lives. Let’s move from a place of ordinary to that of extraordinary, as we move toward intentional sacredness in our lives. With these summer months comes a sense of transition. With sabbaticals and vacations, we return refreshed. How quickly that feeling diminishes, as we return to our daily schedules and practices; the daily grind! WhiteSpace provides us with the opportunity to return refreshed, and continue to feel refreshed, with the new year before us. ABOUT Rabbi Michael Weinstein assumed the role of Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in July of 2018, when he moved to Tulsa with his family. Michael was ordained as Rabbi in 2010. Rabbi Weinstein has served congregations in the greater Boston, Atlanta, and Washington DC communities, in addition to spending time working in the Jewish Day School and Jewish Federation environments. Rabbi’s professional interests are relationship based, in the areas of community organizing, engagement, and creating a welcoming community. SUBSCRIBE TO AUDIO PODCAST: WATCH THIS MESSAGE ON YOUTUBE: SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: GIVE A DONATION TO HELP US SPREAD THIS LOVE BEYOND BELIEF: or text LOVEBB to 73256 LET'S CONNECT: Facebook: Twitter: All Souls Church Website:
This week, my man Charlie Kramer from LA opens up about his blindness and how that has impacted his life as a Jewish songwriter. Then we talk about the powerful message of hope behind his tune "Closer." Listen to "Closer" and all of the featured songs that have appeared on Jewish songwriter by subscribing to the Jewish Songwriter Playlist on YouTube and Spotify. Legally blind and armed with an acoustic guitar, Charlie Kramer unites, magnetizes and elevates the communities around him. A touring songleader, songwriter & spiritual leader. Charlie has sung with communities throughout North America, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. Full time song leader at Temple Israel of Hollywood, Head Songleader 3 years running at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, Faculty at the 2016 UPJ Shir Chadash Conference (Union for Progressive Judaism), Presenter at the 2017 ACC Mid Winter Retreat (American Conference of Cantors), featured as an “Emerging Artist” on Jewish Rock Radio, Faculty at the 2019 SLBC National Conference (SongLeader Bootcamp), and host of 2 Jewish Rock Radio shows (Artist Feature and Jewish Camp Rocks), Charlie’s soul shines whenever he leads. Pioneering generous gear and instrument donations, Charlie worked to transform the camp library into “The Lab”, Camp Hess Kramer’s first ever fully designated music space. Enabling campers to explore their musicality in a fresh environment, the creation of “The Lab” culminated with CHK’s first inaugural Rock Band. Charlie established a thriving youth choir culture with 3 different age groups at Temple Israel of Hollywood (1st-3rd, 4th-6th and 7th-10th grades). This year, co-leading the Teen Chavurah at SLBC, Charlie is more present in the Jewish world of song than ever as he unlocks and activates the potential of each community he leads. Released in September 2017, Charlie’s debut EP, We Will Overcome maps out personal and global struggles with comforting, spiritually-driven sing-along anthems. With the music of We Will Overcome, Charlie hosted a Gathering for Change- combining concert, social action projects & fundraising together to benefit change-based organizations & communities in need of healing. During one Gathering for Change, Charlie and Temple Israel of Long Beach raised over $1,000 for Hurricane relief in Puerto Rico!! All proceeds (Every Dime!) of We Will Overcome benefit Planned Parenthood and The Ricky Martin Foundation. Charlie's YouTube PageCharlie's SpotifyCharlie's FacebookCharlie's Website This week's episode was brought to you by Bandzoogle which makes it easy to build a stunning website for your music in minutes. Click here to try it free for 30 days and get 15% off the first year of your subscription.
I knew that my friend Abbie Strauss was an incredible vocalist, but I had no idea she studied opera until we sat down for this week's episode of Jewish Songwriter. The Memphis based Jewish Songwriter and I chat about her journey, both physical and spiritual that led her to Israel and back and about faith through her composition "Ani Ma'amin." Don't forget to subscribe to the Jewish Songwriter Playlist on YouTube and Spotify. Cantorial Soloist, Abbie Strauss counts over a decade of experience as a professional musician. Classically trained in vocals with a background in piano, guitar, and saxophone, Abbie’s talent and vision shines throughout the Temple Israel music program, inspiring those within the Temple community and far beyond. Abbie graduated with a BS from Indiana University and went on to earn a Master of Education. She continued her academics at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, where she studied Hebrew and Jewish texts in Jerusalem. Now, with over seven years of teaching experience coupled with her extensive musical background, Abbie leads all music programming at her synagogue. Along with her Temple Israel role, Abbie is a renowned songwriter and performer, regularly sharing her music with communities across the US. Singing at Carnegie Hall at 18 and most recently The Memphis Grizzlies NBA game, she also frequently sings at notable Jewish events, such as the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial conference, Songleader Boot Camp, and NewCAJE. As an Emerging Artist on Jewish Rock Radio and a featured PJ Library musician, you can find her music everywhere. Abbie's YouTube PageAbbie's SpotifyAbbie's FacebookAbbie's Website This week's episode was brought to you by Bandzoogle which makes it easy to build a stunning website for your music in minutes. Click here to try it free for 30 days and get 15% off the first year of your subscription.
The Mikvah at Temple Israel Temple Israel's Mikvah is open to anyone in the community for monthly woman visits, spiritual healing, conversions, and marriage transitions. Rabbi Ezring shares traditions on the use of mikvah and his own story of being a Rabbi. https://www.templeisraelnc.org/temple-israel-mikvah.html https://www.templeisraelnc.org/event/rabbi-ezring-retirement-celebration-weekend.html https://friendshipcirclenc.org/onething/
Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration Program Rabbi Murray Ezring shares the importance of the Jewish Community Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Commemoration Program on May 5th at Temple Israel from 4-5pm. https://jewishcharlotte.org/community-calendar/yom-hashoah-community https://www.facebook.com/events/408358286671500/ http://spfreedomschool.org https://www.tickettailor.com/events/shalomparkfreedomschool/236079
What does working for Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Temple Israel and a grave marking company have in common? Laura Taple knows. Laura talks about taking over as vice president of Katzman Monument Company, connecting with people, and the idea of legacy, In this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
So many of us today have learned the skills and the distress tolerance to struggle with the classics of literature--yet, when we approach the texts of our tradition, our approaches to text are no more sophisticated than when we were in 7th grade. How can we cultivate both freedom and sacredness when adults read Torah? Jeremy is the Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica, an organization that builds community through learning and ritual, throughout the Bay Area. Following his ordination in 2001 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Jeremy served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston for 15 years. Among other leadership roles at Temple Israel, Jeremy was the founding director of the Riverway Project, a nationally recognized outreach and engagement initiative for adults in their 20s and 30s, and was the synagogue’s Director of Education. He earned a doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, in 2017. Jeremy lives in Berkeley, CA.
Room in the Inn: Each year Temple Beth El, Temple Israel, Levine Jewish Community Center and the Foundation of Shalom Park partner with Urban Ministries to provide shelter and food for the homeless during the winter months. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4ea8aa2aa57-room3 http://www.charlottejcc.org/webpage-directory/social-action/levine-jcc-cares/ https://jewishcharlotte.org/community-calendar/room-in-the-inn-1539358286 https://www.urbanministrycenter.org/helping-the-homeless/ways-we-help/room-in-the-inn/
Rabbi Leora Kaye is the Director of Programs at URJ, Union for Reform Judaism, and she joins Mallory in the MILK Studio. They discuss Anti-Semitism, parenting while Jewish, and how we can be more inclusive as Jews and as humans. As a Rabbi, Leora seeks ways to expand people's understanding of Judaism, encouraging them to approach their spiritual lives on their own terms. Leora's work experience spans the Jewish world and includes education, programming, and filmmaking. She first combined her interests in media and ethics by working on the Sundance award-winning documentary Blue Vinyl. She went on to work as the rabbinic consultant for Shalom Sesame, and has been an adviser on many other media projects. As Director of Community Engagement at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Leora spearheaded innovative initiatives including the synagogue's groundbreaking conversion program. She also served as the Youth Director of Temple Israel in Boston and as Associate Director of Programming for Synagogue 2000. In her current position at the URJ, Leora is responsible for creative advancement of the core priorities of the Reform Movement: Tikkun Olam, Strengthening Congregations, Audacious Hospitality, and Youth. Leora graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received rabbinical ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. She lives in Brooklyn with her family, and is on twitter @LeoraKaye.
Doug has written and produced movies for Warner Bros., Disney and MGM, and television for Fox, The CW, Showtime, A&E, History, Discovery Channel, The Cartoon Network and others. The projects he has been involved in have been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, People’s Choice Award and have won numerous Teacher Choice and Parent Choice awards. He continues to work in the entertainment industry and lives in Los Angeles with his family where he also serves on the Board of Trustees at Temple Israel of Hollywood. BUT HIS MOST IMPORTANT JOB RIGHT NOW IS CAREGIVER TO HIS WIFE.
Irving was kind to share part of his Holocaust story with me as the Jewish Community Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, Night of Broken Glass, at Temple Israel on November 7th at 7pm in partnership with Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, The Butterfly Project, and The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice. https://www.facebook.com/events/182598175963847/
What's it like to go from being a professor in Denver to a communal service worker in Golden Valley? Leah Persky is experiencing it first-hand. Persky joined Jewish Family and Children's Services this past summer as the agencies new Family Life Education Program Manager. On this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast, Persky talks about transitioning to life in the Twin Cities and the upcoming 18th annual Mental Health Education Conference on October 21 at Temple Israel.https://tcjewfolk.com/hundreds-expected-for-annual-mental-health-education-conference/
Jewish Community Refugee Initiative (JCRI) Learn more about JCRI and their upcoming Welcoming the Stranger to the Table dinner on Oct 7th, 6pm, Temple Israel. JCRI is one of four Shalom Park Joint Social Action Programs. http://www.charlottejcc.org/events/2018/10/07/events/welcoming-the-stranger-to-the-table/ http://charlottejcri.org https://jewishcharlotte.org/community-calendar/jcrc-fall-lecture-2018
JRR Executive Director, Rick Recht, is back with a new episode of 18 Questions featuring Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in Memphis, TN! Rick and Rabbi Micah chat about interfaith relations, preparing future Jewish leaders, and Micah being a rabbi’s son.
This episode was recorded on April 12, 2018 which marked Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day. We welcomed guest Micah Greenstein, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel in Memphis. Micah has served Temple Israel for 26 years, 16 of those years as its Senior Rabbi. We reflect on the importance of Yom HaShoa, particularly as it relates to our current political and social climate, as well as the presence of rising antisemitism in Europe and America.
In this episode of Memphis Type History: The Podcast, Rebecca speaks with Lynnie Mirvis, a member of the Jewish Historical Society of Memphis and the Mid-South, to tell us about the meaning of Hanukkah. And while the intent was to learn all about the festival of lights and its history, we end up diving more into the history of Judaism and what the Jewish community looked like in Memphis throughout. Learning about Lynnie Lynnie, a Memphis native takes us back to her days going to a Jewish day school and let's us in on what a Bar Mitzvah is.. something Rebecca always wanted to be invited to. It's the age when a boy or girl enters true responsibility to the Jewish Culture. They are celebrated differently depending on what denomination. There is some difference in when that happens, though. Reformed? Conservative? Orthodox? She also spent some time explaining some of the finer points of Judaism. Whether Orthodox, Reformed, Conservative etc... to be Jewish is to be part of the Jewish people. It is a faith community. Before the 18th century there were no different forms of being Jewish. It was during the enlightenment age that reformation took place. We don't dive into the differences in much detail but we do learn there were different movements and we can find these different denominations in Memphis. This is where it starts to get really interesting for all you Memphis history buffs. You'll even find out what famous architect designed one of the orthodox synagogues here. It all started in the Pinch The Jewish community in Memphis started in the Pinch District downtown in the 1850's. Then moved in several different locations. First, to Washington and Fourth, then, North Parkway, and now in East Memphis. At one time, the site where Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church sits now was once a temple. You can even still see the golden dome if you look closely while driving down Poplar. It should be noted there are different synagogues for the different denominations in different locations. One of the historical highlights was the beginning of the Jewish community center which is now occupied by another well-known facility. The Jewish Community Center started to give Jewish young people of all different denominations one place where they could come together to do various activities. There were swimming pools, basketball courts, dance classes, theatre, and various other community classes and meetings. You may now recognize this as the newly purchased annex building on the north side of the Turner Dairy. Today, the Jewish community center is in East Memphis near the synagogues. Hanukkah is Here! We also got spend some time talking about the imagery and stories of the tradition of Hanukkah. Lynnie told that it's actually not one of the biggest holidays on the Jewish calendar, but has become a special time in the U.S. One of the reasons: the lighting of the menorah has become such a beautiful symbol of the holiday season. You'll have to listen to get the full story and Lynnie's explanation of how the story is a metaphor including an Alexander the Great connection. There's also a really interesting story about one moment in history in which the Jewish people were demanded of another leader to give up their lights. You can listen to it all in this podcast episode. To Be Jewish, Is to Be Thankful Lynnie explained how at it's semantic root, the word "Jewish" actually means "Thankful". She talks about the origins of the word and, of course, another beautiful story to tie it all together. She even tells me about the thankful prayer that many Jewish people around the world start their day by reciting. Her family came to Memphis from Poland to find a better life and likely to escape persecution. They started a store and an auto parts shop in 1941. On the other side of the family, they arrived from German in the late 1800's. That side of the family actually started the Jewish newspaper and print shop. It was located at a pretty well-known location right next to the Rendezvous. That building, unfortunately, is no longer standing. Another location for her family's auto parts shop, Katz Brothers, used to occupy was the corner of Florence right by Overton Square. You can find the Magnolia Room, an event space, there now. They even lived above the shop there for many years. Some of her family members that escaped the holocaust came to this house as a place of refuge and then stayed in Memphis. Being Jewish in Vollentine-Evergreen Much of her childhood happened near the Orthodox Synagogue location not far from her house near the intersection of Hawthorne and Vollentine. You'll find a church there now in a building and land the occupy an entire city block. It almost looks like an old utility building or something like that. But in the 50s and 60s it was the orthodox shoal (another word for synagogue). She recalls growing up in the turbulent time of the civil rights movement and her holocaust-surviving cousins being appalled at some of the things that existed in Memphis at the time—segregation in department stores and in public places. She also talks about the what she was doing the moment she found out Dr. King had been assassinated. But maybe the most intriguing part of it is her talking about how her Jewish experience gave her a different perspective on the events of that time. You guessed it... you'll have to listen to hear, though. The Jewish Historical Society of the Mid-South Lynnie talked about being a member of the Jewish Society of the Mid-South which exists to preserve the stories of the jewish people in the region. She has been a members since the organization's founding in the 1980s. The collection they preserve is physically located at Temple Israel in East Memphis. They are especially interested in noting and keeping record of landmarks and buildings that have connections to the Jewish stories of Memphis. Her Elvis Story It turns out that Elvis' dentist was Jewish, his taylor was Jewish, and best of all, when Elvis was living in Lauderdale Courts, his neighbor was the head of a Jewish school. Apparently, the school leader would leave his record player on on sabbath to avoid breaking tradition. It is said, that the music Elvis heard had an impact on him. Details in the podcast including the strongest Jewish connection of all. For full show notes go to memphistypehistory.com/hanukkah
Rabbi Sim Glaser of Temple Israel Minneapolis is the guest on episode 14 of Ball Isn t Life, the podcast where Josh Margolis and a guest discuss everything but current events surrounding IU basketball. In an interview conducted on August 15 at his office in Minneapolis, Rabbi Glaser talked about his duties at Temple Israel (3:00), growing up in [...]
I have asked many times, “What keeps us from experiencing another faith denomination at a Church, Gurudwara, Temple, or Mosque?” It can be Judgement, Fear, and ultimately, a wall! So, once again, it is time to Break Down The Walls of Religion with my friends Julie Mickler and Nora Bradbury-Haehl. This month we will embrace the reformed Jewish tradition and discuss our worship experience at Temple Israel of Brevard.
This episode was recorded live at Temple Israel in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our Jewish guest is Igor Shteyrenberg, director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, which in five years he grew from an annual event with 4,000 attendees to the third largest Jewish film festival in the U.S. He tells us his favorite new Jewish films, the most controversial film the festival has screened (hint: there were zombies), and the Jewish movie he’d make if he were given carte blanche to choose from all the actors and directors in the world. Our Gentile of the Week is Rocco Mangel, the restaurateur behind Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, which has six locations in Florida and one in Brooklyn. He tells us about getting his start in the business working in his family’s New York restaurants as a teenager, studying tequila in Mexico before opening his first location, and which South Florida location is the rowdiest (sorry, Boca). Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get new episodes, behind-the-scenes photos, and more! Email us at Unorthodox@tabletmag.com—we'll share our favorite notes on air. Music Credits: "Unorthodox Theme Song" by Golem "We'll Meet Again" by Johnny Cash "Odessa" by Golem "Prince Igor, Act II: Polovtsian Dance" by Alexander Borodin, performed by Bolshoi Theater Choir "Amor Verdadero" by The Afro-Cuban All Stars "Volver, Volver" by Vincente Fernandez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Harold Kushner is the author of the bestselling book When Bad Things Happen to Good People. His current book, When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough, continues the effort to bring a theological perspective to modern life. The book was recently awarded the Christopher Medal for its "contributions to the exaltation of the human spirit." A native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Columbia University, he has been the rabbi of Temple Israel in Natick, Massachusetts, since 1966.
Highlights: interviews with Gennady Estraikh from @forverts, singer Mira Kessler, + musicians Ken Richmond (@YiddishCantor) and Shira Shazeer. Kessler, Richmond, and Shazeer are appearing in the following YIDDISH CONCERT Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445 General Admission $8 Special price for students and Workmen's Circle members: $6 Featuring The Fish Street Klezmer: Fish Street Klezmer is a Boston-based Klezmer and Yiddish Song duo featuring Cantor Ken Richmond on Violin and Guitar, Rabbi Shira Shazeer on Accordion and Mandolin and both on vocals. Shazeer is founder and director of The Jewish Birth Network. Richmond is cantor and family educator at Temple Israel of Natick. They have produced 1 CD, Intoxicated: Yiddish Songs of Love and Drinking, and 3 Yiddish-speaking children. Mira Kessler: Mira Kessler grew up speaking Yiddish in Durham, North Carolina. She has performed Yiddish music in Durham and New York. She is a junior at Brandeis University. This is her Boston debut. FOR MORE INFORMATION please call at 617-566-6281, email email@example.com, or visit the Workmen's Circle Boston website: circleboston.org
(October 1, 2013) Dr J travels to the Twin Cities to participate in a debate sponsored by the Argument Club for Women. Up for discussion: "Is Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage a Form of Bigotry?" I bet you can guess which side Dr J is arguing. On the other side is Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, senior rabbi at Temple Israel of Minneapolis. Dr. Deborah Savage, co-founder of the Siena Symposium, moderates. The debate will start around 9 minutes 40 seconds--there's a bit of an explanation about what the ACW does first.
Many of our listeners are familiar with Rabbi Michael Panitz, who joins us for our quarterly 'Spiritually Speaking' roundtable discussions. In addition to his duties at Temple Israel, Rabbi Panitz also holds a PhD in History and teaches courses at Virginia Wesleyan College and Old Dominion University. Today we'll talk with him about his course on 'The Rise of Religious Tolerance in the West'. We can't offer actual credit hours for listening, but we do think you'll consider it an hour well spent.