Giving Thanks: Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz on her new role as JTS Chancellor

19 Nov

Here’s my newest edition of My Teacher Podcast in which I interview Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, the eighth Chancellor of JTS and the first woman in this role. In this Thanksgiving 2020 interview, she reflects on her career, scholarship, personal challenges and steering JTS through the COVID-19 era.

Answering the Call: Rabbi Amy Eilberg on pursuing peace and justice

22 Oct

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first woman ordained at the The Jewish Theological Seminary – JTS, reflects on her distinguished career as a chaplain, spiritual director, peace and justice educator and activist and her teachers who guided and called her to service along the way. Please listen to our conversation on My Teacher Podcast.

28 Sep

I am conducting High Holiday services online for B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, TN, from my studio pulpit in Boynton Beach, FL. Here is my message for Yizkor, 9/28/20.

 

27 Sep

I am conducting High Holiday services online for B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, TN, from my studio pulpit in Boynton Beach, FL. Here is my message “White Jews Confronting Racism” in Kol Nidre services, 9/27/20.

 

 

The Test of Our Generation

20 Sep

I am conducting High Holiday services online for B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, TN, from my studio pulpit in Boynton Beach, FL. Here is my message for the second day of Rosh HaShanah. Wishing a peaceful, sweet and healthy year to all.

 

Synagogue During COVID and Beyond

19 Sep

I am conducting High Holiday services online for B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, TN, from my studio pulpit in Boynton Beach, FL. Here is my message for the first day of Rosh HaShanah. Wishing a peaceful, sweet and healthy year to all.

 

 

Message for Rosh HaShanah Evening

18 Sep

I am conducting High Holiday services online for B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, TN, from my studio pulpit in Boynton Beach, FL. Here is my message for the first night of Rosh HaShanah. Wishing a peaceful, sweet and healthy year to all.

 

 

The Rabbi in the Streets: Rabbi Susan Talve reflects on Black Lives Matter and her career in Jewish social justice

14 Aug

 

Rabbi Susan Talve

Rabbi Susan Talve is the founding rabbi of Central Reform Congregation, the only Jewish Congregation located within the city limits of St. Louis. On My Teacher Podcast, she reflects on her rabbinic career, her fights for social justice and her teachers who guided her through this work. Listen to our conversation, and subscribe to My Teacher Podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google or iHeartRadio. Shabbat Shalom, Rabbi Ed Bernstein

 

Despair is not a strategy: Ruth Messinger reflects on her career

2 Aug

 

Ruth Messinger, Global Ambassador and Past President of American Jewish World Service and former Manhattan Borough President.

I’m pleased to present this episode of My Teacher podcast in which I interview Ruth Messinger on her remarkable career in New York City politics and social justice advocacy leadingAmerican Jewish World Service. She discusses the influence of many teachers in her life, with special emphasis on her mother, Marjorie Wyler, and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Marjorie Wyler had her own distinguished career at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she produced the acclaimed program The Eternal Light program on radio and television.

Loving Both Jews and Judaism: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Louis Jacobs

10 Jul

Rabbi Louis Jacobs, 1920-2006

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, Park Avenue Synagogue

 

 

Rabbi Louis Jacobs (1920-2006) was one of the most significant leaders of British Jewry in the 20th century. July 17 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth. To mark this occasion, I had a conversation with Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, spiritual leader of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York, who wrote his doctoral dissertation on Rabbi Jacobs. My Teacher Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google and iHeart Radio.