The 929 Podcast profiles influential and innovative figures from the 929 community and is hosted by 929 English Director, Rabbi Adam Mintz.
Alan Kaufman - The Pickle Guy
Alan Kaufman has kept the pickle tradition going since 1981. The owner of – The Pickle Guys – which opened in 2000, serves one of the best brine pickles in New York City. Alan sits down with Rabbi Mintz to talk about how his Lower East Side staple survived during the pandemic.
Shlomo Lipetz - Team Israel (From Tokyo)
Shlomo Lipetz is a pitcher on Israel's Olympic team. In Shlomo's regular life, he is VP of programming for one of the fastest-growing music venue companies, City Winery. Shlomo joins Rabbi Mintz from Tokyo to talk about what it means to be able to compete after a year of uncertainty.
Archie Gottesman - JewBelong
Archie Gottesman is the founder of JewBelong, an organization dedicated to making Judaism feel less intimidating while shining a light on all of the great things that Judaism has to offer. She takes a personal interest in ending "JewBarrasment" by making people feel more welcome and less caught up in the details of rituals. Archie and JewBelong have become an active voice in the fight against antisemitism. They've used their marketing expertise to get their message onto major billboards including a huge display in Times Square.
Scott Shay - Supporting Businesses During COVID
Scott Shay is the co-founder and Chairman of Signature Bank, well known as one of the best banks in New York for private business owners. During COVID, Scott took a personal interest in helping small businesses get PPP loans and was able to get every application approved for his clients.
Dani Zoldan - Comedy During COVID
Dani Zoldan is the owner of Stand Up NY, a comedy club with more than 30 years of history on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Comedy, like much of live entertainment, was hit hard by the pandemic. Dani decided that his only option was to adapt. He began bringing comedy to the outdoors - starting with Central Park and eventually running many shows per night all over NYC's green spaces. Learn more at www.standupny.com
Yuri Foreman - The Boxing Rabbi
Yuri Foreman is an Israeli professional boxer who held the WBA super welterweight title from 2009 to 2010. On November 14, 2009, Foreman defeated Daniel Santos by a 12-round unanimous decision to become the new WBA super welterweight champion and Israel's first WBA champion.
Yuri sits down with Rabbi Mintz to talk about his career and life during and after the pandemic.
Great podcast serving the common good
Great to have such a positive podcast like this in my weekly rotation.