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Canadian Jews, listen up: this podcast's for you. Join hosts Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon as they break down the goings-on across our community. Geographically and politically diverse, this show will dive into current affairs, spiritual advice, and the latest news with in-depth analysis and special guests.

Bonjour Chai The Jewish Living Lab and The CJN Podcast Network

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Canadian Jews, listen up: this podcast's for you. Join hosts Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon as they break down the goings-on across our community. Geographically and politically diverse, this show will dive into current affairs, spiritual advice, and the latest news with in-depth analysis and special guests.

    It's Hard to Say I'm Sorry

    It's Hard to Say I'm Sorry

    Concordia University's student union recently surprised the Canadian Jewish community by issuing an apology for indifference to anti-Semitism on campus. Nicole Nashen and Harrison Kirshner, the two Jewish students who pushed for that apology, join us to explain how they did it. Plus: Dr. Barry Pakes talks about COVID vaccination and viral outbreaks in the Jewish community, and how we can combat vaccine misinformation.

    What We Talked About


    "UJA Suspends Partnership With School Over COVID Breach; Rabbis Pen Letter on Adherence" at The CJN
    "Concordia Student Union Apologizes for ‘Indifference’ to Campus Anti-Semitism" at The CJN

    Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon. Bubbe Golda is a creation of Adina Katz. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andrew Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a production of The Jewish Learning Lab and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network.

    • 55 min
    The Vaccines Will Bring the Messiah

    The Vaccines Will Bring the Messiah

    We're in the thick of Passover, which means Mimouna is right around the corner. What's Mimouna, you (likely Ashkenazim) might ask? It's the end-of-Passover celebration, celebrated by Sephardic Jews around the world. Avi, Ilana and Melissa chat with Instagram comedian Orel Gozlan to learn more about it. Find Orel on Instagram @orelgozlan.

    Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon. "What Bubby Golda Says" is by Adina Katz. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andrew Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a production of The Jewish Learning Lab and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network.

    • 48 min
    Quaran-seder: Part Deux

    Quaran-seder: Part Deux

    Next week, Jews around the world will face their second year of Passover in self-isolation. Should the halachic rules change in the wake of these exceptional circumstances?

    Relevant links:


    Read "Judge Denies Hasidim’s Request for Curfew Exemption" at The CJN
    Check out the Yiddish language course on Duolingo

    Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon. "What Bubby Golda Says" is by Adina Katz. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andrew Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a production of The Jewish Learning Lab and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network.

    • 45 min
    Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

    Same-Sex Marriage Revolution

    Episode Notes
    On the debut episode of Bonjour Chai, we bring on Rabbi Steven Wernick of Beth Tzedec to discuss his conservative temple's recent bombshell move: marrying same-sex couples. Plus, we discuss the controversy around a street in Ajax, Ontario, that is for some reason named after a Nazi.

    This episode is sponsored by Atelier Lou (atelierlou.com) and Securassure (securassure.ca).

    What We Talked About


    Read "Toronto Suburb Delays on Changing Street Named for a Nazi" at The CJN
    Find Beth Tzedec's three-part series on "Judaism and Homosexuality"
    Order Osnat and Her Dove on Amazon
    Find The Hug-it-Out Haggadah at The Haggadah Collective
    Listen to more Canadian Jewish podcasts at thecjn.ca

    Credits

    Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon. Bubbe Golda is a creation of Adina Katz. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andrew Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a production of The Jewish Learning Lab and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network.

    • 48 min
    Trailer: Bonjour Chai

    Trailer: Bonjour Chai

    Episode Notes
    Canadian Jews, listen up: this podcast's for you. Join hosts Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon as they break down the goings-on across our community. Geographically and politically diverse, this show will dive into current affairs, spiritual advice, and the latest news with in-depth analysis and special guests. (Trailer music: Glass Eye/Snow Globe by Great Circles.)

    • 35 sec

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