9 episodes

Here’s the spiel: The Your Jewish Life Your Way show is an audacious and dynamic podcast that explores what it feels like to be Jewish or Jew(ish) in 2021. Karen Cinnamon, internationally renowned Jewish lifestyle brand expert and host, divulges all of the secrets and know-how to being confident in celebrating and living your Jewish and Jew(ish) life your way. Master how to embrace your mishpucha through the traditions and rituals you’ve been dying to learn more about, without having to compromise life’s everyday hustle.

Save your kvetching! We’re talking less Jewish guilt and more Jewish joy here on out. Being Jewish in today’s world is all about belonging and inclusivity. Grab some nosh and join Karen along with your favorite Jewish and Jew(ish) celebrities, creators, and leaders. Discover together how to embrace the community and culture and throw away the stress of feeling like it’s all or nothing.

This isn’t your Bubbe’s temple. Join some of the world’s most diverse Jewish voices, and forget about the “right” and “wrong” ways to be Jewish. It’s time to create a Jewish life you love living. Yalla!

Your Jewish Life Your Way with Karen Cinnamon Karen Cinnamon

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Here’s the spiel: The Your Jewish Life Your Way show is an audacious and dynamic podcast that explores what it feels like to be Jewish or Jew(ish) in 2021. Karen Cinnamon, internationally renowned Jewish lifestyle brand expert and host, divulges all of the secrets and know-how to being confident in celebrating and living your Jewish and Jew(ish) life your way. Master how to embrace your mishpucha through the traditions and rituals you’ve been dying to learn more about, without having to compromise life’s everyday hustle.

Save your kvetching! We’re talking less Jewish guilt and more Jewish joy here on out. Being Jewish in today’s world is all about belonging and inclusivity. Grab some nosh and join Karen along with your favorite Jewish and Jew(ish) celebrities, creators, and leaders. Discover together how to embrace the community and culture and throw away the stress of feeling like it’s all or nothing.

This isn’t your Bubbe’s temple. Join some of the world’s most diverse Jewish voices, and forget about the “right” and “wrong” ways to be Jewish. It’s time to create a Jewish life you love living. Yalla!

    An Ode to Challah - Baking Your Way to Jewish Bliss with Allegra Benitah, The Challah Mummy

    An Ode to Challah - Baking Your Way to Jewish Bliss with Allegra Benitah, The Challah Mummy

    Karen sits down with Allegra Benitah, tax lawyer turned Challah baker! Allegra shares her journey to becoming one of Instagram’s most innovative challah bakers - she’s known for her fun shapes and wow flavors (think elderflower, strawberry, and mint challah) - after having grown up in a household where challah only EVER came from the bakery.
    Learn what it means for her to share the beauty of Judaism through food on a national platform - and don’t miss her tips for the reluctant challah bakers among us!
     
    You’ll find out:
    - All about Micaela's Jewish upbringing in Australia
    - How she found meaning in Jewish tradition and deepened her spirituality after moving to NYC in her 20s
    - The dangers of mechanical Judaism
    - What kept her Jewishly grounded during her hectic days in the fashion industry
    - Building your own Jewish community
    - How an unconventional approach to Shabbat dinner became the cornerstone of her Jewish life
    - Overcoming Jewish impostor syndrome and finding your own place in Judaism
    - The importance of finding your own connection to Jewish traditions
    - Balancing tradition and individuality in Judaism
    - Nourishing her children’s Jewish spirituality
    - Tapping into Torah wisdom to create a meaningful Jewish home
    - Becoming a spiritual anchor in your own life
    - The importance of “spiritual home decor”
    - Why you should seek out Judaica that sparks joy

    LINKS:
    Micaela’s website
    http://www.micaelaezra.com 
    Micaela’s Instagram
    http://instagram.com/micaela_ezra 
    AHYIN, Micaela’s Judaica brand
    https://ahyinjudaica.com
    Allegra baking challah alongside her mother, Vanessa Feltz, on ITV’s This Morning
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6176103/This-Morning-viewers-wild-Vanessa-Feltzs-daughter-Allegra.html
    Rabbi Simon Jacobson
    https://www.meaningfullife.com 
    Smashing Life, my community membership club for Jewish + Jew(ish) women
    https://smashinglife.club 

    • 58 min
    Overcoming Jewish impostor syndrome: Bringing Jewish Tradition to life with Micaela Ezra

    Overcoming Jewish impostor syndrome: Bringing Jewish Tradition to life with Micaela Ezra

    Karen chats with illustrator, textile designer, and writer Micaela Ezra, founder of contemporary Judaica collection AHYIN, about growing your spirituality, overcoming Jewish impostor syndrome, and what it really means to build a Jewish home - and how to do it, whatever stage of life you’re at. Micaela is an incredible role model when it comes to Jewish spirituality, and the way she constantly strives to find her own meaning in Judaism - for herself, and now for her family too - is guaranteed to inspire.

    You’ll find out:
    - All about Micaela's Jewish upbringing in Australia
    - How she found meaning in Jewish tradition and deepened her spirituality after moving to NYC in her 20s
    - The dangers of mechanical Judaism
    - What kept her Jewishly grounded during her hectic days in the fashion industry
    - Building your own Jewish community
    - How an unconventional approach to Shabbat dinner became the cornerstone of her Jewish life
    - Overcoming Jewish impostor syndrome and finding your own place in Judaism
    - The importance of finding your own connection to Jewish traditions
    - Balancing tradition and individuality in Judaism
    - Nourishing her children’s Jewish spirituality
    - Tapping into Torah wisdom to create a meaningful Jewish home
    - Becoming a spiritual anchor in your own life
    - The importance of “spiritual home decor”
    - Why you should seek out Judaica that sparks joy

    LINKS:
    Micaela’s website
    http://www.micaelaezra.com 
    Micaela’s Instagram
    http://instagram.com/micaela_ezra 
    AHYIN, Micaela’s Judaica brand
    https://ahyinjudaica.com 
    Rabbi Simon Jacobson
    https://www.meaningfullife.com
    Smashing Life, my community membership club for Jewish + Jew(ish) women
    https://smashinglife.club
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Unapologetically Jewish - Spreading Jewish Joy with Designer Ariel Tidhar

    Unapologetically Jewish - Spreading Jewish Joy with Designer Ariel Tidhar

    In today’s episode, Karen sits down with mega-talented Brooklyn-based designer Ariel Tidhar. Best known for her fresh, contemporary approach to Jewish jewelry and accessories, Ariel’s fun, modern pieces are spreading Jewish joy far and wide. They dive deep into what it means to identify as “unapologetically Jewish” amidst rising antisemitism, the power of #PDJs (public displays of Judaism), and how to own your Jewishness, right now, just as you are.
     
     
    You’ll find out:
     
    - How Ariel launched her brand
    - Why pomegranates are the Jewish symbol of the future
    - All about Ariel’s Israeli-American upbringing - and the differences between Israeli and American attitudes toward Jewish identity
    - The moment Ariel realized how much her Jewish identity means to her
    - Ariel’s fabulous Noah’s Ark-themed bat mitzvah
    - How rising antisemitism and the pandemic have impacted her business
    - What it means to be unapologetically Jewish
    - Experiencing antisemitism in art school
    - The secrets to her success as an entrepreneur
    - Why she’ll never make bagel earrings
    - The advice she’d give to someone who’s struggling to feel authentically Jewish
     

     
    LINKS:
     
    Ariel’s website
    https://www.arieltidhar.com/

    Ariel’s Instagram
    http://instagram.com/arieltidhar

    Karen’s Ariel Tidhar earrings
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CP04xkngKUQ/

    Wray
    https://wray.nyc/

    Smashing Life
    https://smashinglife.club/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    No More "Shoulds" - Embracing Your Jewish Life, Your Way

    No More "Shoulds" - Embracing Your Jewish Life, Your Way

    This episode is all about “shedding the shoulds” and living your most authentic life - Jewishly and in every other aspect! Karen gets real about the pressures facing Jewish women in the 21st century, and how essential it is to stay true to our authentic selves in the face of it all. Karen opens up about the biggest “should” she’s let go of as a Jewish woman (and how she feels now she’s done it!), as well as real stories from Smashing Life members who are living their Jewish lives, their way.
    You’ll find out:
    - Why the Your Jewish Life podcast is a “no shoulds” zone
    - Why it’s important to live life as your authentic self, whether in your Jewish life, personal life, or professional life
    - The story of how Karen got passionate about shedding the shoulds (hint: it happened on her second date with her now-husband!)
    - How to determine what shoulds you’d like to leave behind in this new year
    - The biggest should Karen’s let go of in her own life as a Jewish woman - and how freeing she’s found it!
    - How like-minded Jewish women are shedding their own shoulds and living their Jewish life their way - with true stories from members of our Smashing Life community
    - All about Karen’s FREE New You in 5782 workshop, happening this Sunday, all about seizing the momentum of the new year to build the life you want on your own terms - alongside hundreds of like-minded Jewish women
    - Karen’s three-step plan to living a life that’s authentically you
    - Ideas for sparking your own Jewish joy
     
    Links:
    New You in 5782' Workshop - my free workshop to become the strong Jewish woman you were born to be
    https://yourjewishlife.co/roshjoy 
    Smashing Life, my community membership club for Jewish + Jew(ish) women
    https://smashinglife.club/ 
    Jewish joy playlist https://yourjewishlife.co/playlist 
    Modern Jewish home checklist https://yourjewishlife.co/jewishhome 
     
    Follow me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/yourjewishlife/ 
     
    Visit my website http://yourjewishlife.co/

    • 27 min
    Quick ideas to make your home ready for Rosh Hashanah (and top tips for being a sustainable eco-Jew) – with Liz Rueven of Kosher Like Me

    Quick ideas to make your home ready for Rosh Hashanah (and top tips for being a sustainable eco-Jew) – with Liz Rueven of Kosher Like Me

    In today’s episode, recorded right before Rosh Hashanah 5782, Karen sits down with Liz Rueven, the food blogger and “eco Jew” behind Kosher Like Me for a chat about how to plan a sustainable Rosh Hashanah – and how to keep those green habits going all year long.

     



    Touching on everything from favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes to doable ways to green your life in the coming year to why there are no “shoulds” when it comes to observing the Jewish New Year, Liz proves that sustainability can be easy, joyful, and, above all, Jewish!



     
    You’ll find out:
     
          - Which foods are symbolic for Rosh Hashanah, and how to incorporate them into your meals
          - Which easy Rosh Hashanah recipes Liz is loving for this year, when the holiday falls early
          - Sustainable ways to decorate your home for Rosh Hashanah
          - Ways to prep for Rosh Hashanah in advance, both spiritually and in the kitchen
          - How to be an eco Jew
          - How Liz’s Jewish identity informs her commitment to sustainability
          - All about setting eco intentions in the kitchen for 5782
          - How we can have a greener/more sustainable Rosh Hashanah – and why we should
          - How to combine your farmer’s market finds with classic family favorites to create the ultimate Rosh Hashanah menu
          - All about Liz’s daughter’s upcoming eco-friendly Jewish wedding (she’s a member of our Brides Club!).
     
     


    Links:
     
    New You in 5782 workshop: https://yourjewishlife.co/roshjoy
     
    Everything you need to know about Rosh Hashanah in 2021: https://yourjewishlife.co/rosh
     
    Liz’s Jewish food blog, Kosher Like Me: http://kosherlikeme.com/
     
    The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, Liz’s #1 Jewish cooking reference: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780470391303
     
    Crisp autumn salad loaded with symbolic foods of Rosh Hashanah: kosherlikeme.com/crisp-autumn-salad-loaded-with-symbolism
     
    Apple compote parfait with tahini and halva: kosherlikeme.com/apple-compote-parfaits-lighten-up-dessert/
     
    Honey cake with chocolate glaze: kosherlikeme.com/holiday-honey-cake-chocolate-honey-glaze
     
    Rosh Hashanah apple cake: http://kosherlikeme.com/that-holiday-apple-cake-everyone-wants-for-rosh-hashanah/
     
    Pomegranate honey glazed chicken: kosherlikeme.com/pomegranate-honey-glazed-chicken
     
    Rosh Hashanah table setting inspo: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-nosher/find-your-rosh-hashanah-tablescape-inspiration/
     
    Food Rescue app: https://foodrescue.us/
     
    Jewish weddings at the New York Botanical Garden on Smashing The Glass: https://www.smashingtheglass.com/tag/the-new-york-botanical-gardens/
     
    Smashing The Glass’ Brides Club: https://brides.smashingtheglass.com/
     
    Smashing Life, my community membership club for Jewish + Jew(ish) women
    https://smashinglife.club/

     
    Follow me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/yourjewishlife/ 
     
    Visit my website http://yourjewishlife.co/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    You are Jewish enough - Jewish recipes, rituals, and inclusivity with Amy Becker of What Jew Wanna Eat

    You are Jewish enough - Jewish recipes, rituals, and inclusivity with Amy Becker of What Jew Wanna Eat

    In today’s episode Karen sits down with Amy Becker, founder of What Jew Wanna Eat, to talk all things Jewish joy, food, fun, community and inclusivity. Talking about everything from rainbow challahs, creating community in 2021, millennial twists on classic Jewish recipes, and why there is no ‘right’ way to be Jewish, this episode is filled with awesome actionable tips!
     
    Links Referenced in This Episode:
    Amy’s Jewish food blog: What Jew Wanna Eat


    https://whatjewwannaeat.com/

     
    ModernTribe, Amy’s Jewish gifts and Judaica store
    https://smashing.glass/moderntribe
     
    Easy brisket recipe
    https://whatjewwannaeat.com/how-to-braise-brisket/
     
    Matzah Ball Soup recipe:
    https://whatjewwannaeat.com/matzah-ball-and-chicken-soup/
     
    Amy’s Instagram post when she just got engaged (we met through that post!)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx0ryKzho4r/
     
    Challah recipe:
    https://whatjewwannaeat.com/challah/ (and rainbow challah! https://whatjewwannaeat.com/rainbow-challah-bread/)
     
    Latke recipe:
    https://whatjewwannaeat.com/top-10-latkes-tips/
     
    Fried pickle latkes
    https://whatjewwannaeat.com/fried-pickle-latkes-with-everything-bagel-ranch/

     
    Amy’s Rainbow Glitz Jewish wedding
    https://www.smashingtheglass.com/a-la-femme-bride-for-a-rainbow-glitz-jewish-wedding-at-the-rattlesnake-club-detroit-mi-usa/
     
    Amy’s Batmitzvah
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CPYNOHqjjOD/

     
    Amy’s book, Sweet Noshings: New Twists on Traditional Jewish Desserts
    https://smashing.glass/sweet-noshings
     
    Smashing Life, my community membership club for Jewish + Jew(ish) women
    https://smashinglife.club/

     
    Follow me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/yourjewishlife/ 
     
    Visit my website http://yourjewishlife.co/

    • 56 min

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9 Ratings

Melooki ,

Great Podcast!

Karen is so unique in her ways of explaining Jewish traditions and being Jewish your way. I recommend these interesting and wonderful podcasts. Thanks Karen!

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