Archive | August, 2020

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┬áher 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.