7 episodes

Welcome to After the Shofar, a Jewish Climate Network podcast bringing you lactose-free morsels of insight for a meaningful Jewish year ahead. Our guests will discuss everything from renewable energy to Rashi.

Thank you to the Erdi Foundation for supporting these important conversations and for your commitment to Jewish leadership on climate issues. We could not have done this without you.

After the Shofar JCN

    • Religion & Spirituality

Welcome to After the Shofar, a Jewish Climate Network podcast bringing you lactose-free morsels of insight for a meaningful Jewish year ahead. Our guests will discuss everything from renewable energy to Rashi.

Thank you to the Erdi Foundation for supporting these important conversations and for your commitment to Jewish leadership on climate issues. We could not have done this without you.

    Dr Norman Swan

    Dr Norman Swan

    Our guest this week is Dr Norman Swan, he's a multi-award winning broadcaster, producer, and investigative journalist. His career has been highlighted by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen, combining medical expertise with journalism. Many, if not most, Australians would know him as the calm, reassuring voice of much health advice during the pandemic, especially on his podcast, Coronacast.


    Take our 1-minute survey about this podcast
    Dr Norman Swan’s latest book: So you want to live younger, longer? 
    “Do not destroy my world, for there will be no-one after you to repair it” - Kohelet Rabbah 
    The Yale Six Americas research

    • 31 min
    Dr Karl

    Dr Karl

    Our guest this week is Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM - but you would know him as Dr Karl. Born to Holocaust surviving parents, he is known for his wacky shirts and insatiable curiosity, and he has been Australia’s best known science communicator for decades, igniting scientific interest in people of all ages.

    He is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the Science Foundation for Physics at the University of Sydney. He was named a National Living Treasure, listed as the 9th most trusted person in Australia, and has an asteroid belt named after him to name but a few achievements.


    His most recent book, and all his others - Dr Karl’s Little Book of Climate Change Science
    Drilled podcast - the true story of fossil fuels misinformation
    Asparagopsis - cattle feed supplement to reduce methane
    Project Drawdown - is the world’s leading resource for climate solutions. This website is packed with reliable information, and there is a book which makes a great addition to any coffee table or Shabbat afternoon read. We highly recommend it!
    Beyond Zero Emissions - the Million Jobs Plan

    • 28 min
    Alice Zaslavsky

    Alice Zaslavsky

    Our guest this week is the incomparable Alice Zaslavsky. She's a foodie through and through. Her love of good food shines through everything she does, from high school classrooms to Masterchef. And her best-selling books celebrating often underloved veggies. You can find her pretty much everywhere. She's on radio, TV, socials and in print. We were delighted to talk everything from Yiddishkeit to appetite with her. 




    Alice's main website
    Alice’s bestselling book: In Praise of Veg
    The Joy Of Better Cooking - pre-order now at all decent retailers, like The Avenue Bookstore Elsternwick
    'Closed Loop Food Advocates'
    AltProteins Conference that Alice hosted, May 2022
    "THE FOOD SAVER'S A-Z - The Essential Cornersmith Kitchen Companion"
    One of our favourite sustainable recipe books: Cornersmith - Use It All
    The Introduction from 'Eating Animals' by Jonathan Safran Foer 
    Hort Innovation
    Zacchary Bird, The Vegan Butcher
    Phenomenom
    American Heart Association guide to plant-forward eating
    Times of Israel summary on alternative protein

    • 39 min
    Shoshannah Gottlieb

    Shoshannah Gottlieb

    Our guest this week is the wonderful Shoshana Gottlieb. She is a writer, thinker, educator and the brains behind the instagram page: Jewish Memes Only.

    If you have instagram and you’re not following her, do yourself a favour. You'll get the white-hot memes you never knew you needed.


    Jewish memes only - Instagram
    Midrash reference 
    Pardes Institute - where Shoshana studied
    What's a Dybbuk?
    On needing to be reminded of the right course of action again and again, found in the Introduction to Mesilat Yesharim
    On the Inner Spark found in all living beings referred to in the Tanya, a foundational text from Hasidic philosophy:
    “Hashem gives it the physical world existence and animates it by
    the vitality and light which He causes to flow and shine forth unto it— a
    light that is clothed, hidden and concealed within the numerous and
    powerful garments, which hide and screen the light and vitality, so that
    no light or vitality whatever is visibly revealed, but only corporeal and
    physical things that appear lifeless. Yet they contain light and vitality
    which constantly give them existence ex nihilo, that they shall not revert
    and become nothing and nought as they had been.”

    Credits:

    Made possible by the Erdi Foundation

    Hosted by Joel Lazar

    Produced by Elinor Hassenfratz

    Music by Lloyd Richards

    • 38 min
    Yael Stone

    Yael Stone

    Our guest this week is Yael Stone, she's one of Australia's most beloved actors. Best known for her long-running role Lorna Morello on Orange Is The New Black.

    She's recently turned her considerable talents to climate solutions. Specifically she speaks about her inspiring work at Hi Neighbour, a wonderful project you can learn more about in the links below. 

    Yael also shares a tender moment with her dad in this episode, reflecting on her childhood and a decision not to go through with a bat mitzvah. 

    We had a great time making this episode, and we know you'll enjoy it!


    Sign up to Jewish Climate Network updates.
    The climate organisation Yael founded, Hi Neighbour.
    More on Judaism's tradition of debating God, 'chutzpah towards Heaven'.

    Credits:

    Made possible by the Erdi Foundation

    Hosted by Joel Lazar

    Produced by Elinor Hassenfratz

    Music by Lloyd Richards

    • 41 min
    Osher Günsberg

    Osher Günsberg

    Osher Günsberg is many things: he is a dad, a step-dad, a TV host and prolific podcast producer. He is also a straight-talker when it comes to all things climate, mental health, and a future of abundance for Australia and the world. And a pretty good harmonica player to boot.


    Moving your super: www.jcn.org.au/money_web
    Heat pumps: Sustainability Victoria
    Scroll through JCN's Zero Emissions page to obtain quotes from trusted solar and other electrification suppliers.
    Greenhouse gas emissions by food type (Our World in Data)
    Draught-proofing your home: Sustainability Victoria
    An Australian guide to cargo bikes (CHOICE)

    Credits:

    Made possible by the Erdi Foundation

    Hosted by Joel Lazar

    Produced by Elinor Hassenfratz

    Music by Lloyd Richards

    • 46 min

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