Contact Chai is a podcast from Mishkan Chicago, hosted by Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann. In each episode, Rabbi Lizzi is joined by a guest to explore Jewish ideas in unlikely places.
Shabbat Replay: Encountering the Present through Our Past, An Invitation to Be Brave
Pulled from our Friday night services, Shabbat Replay is an opportunity to experience a Mishkan sermon on your own time. This week, we hear the live recording of Rabbi Lizzi's drash from Friday, November 13th. Tune in for her reflection on the week's...
The Redemptive Possibility of Shining Your Light with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie
We begin our Hanukkah podcast series, Lies & Lessons, with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie. In this conversation, Rabbi Lizzi and Rabbi Amichai consider the mythology, the liturgy, the symbolism and the history of the Hanukkah lights.Be sure to subscribe,...
Shabbat Replay: Winning a Game Called America
Pulled from our Friday night services, Shabbat Replay is an opportunity to experience a Mishkan sermon on your own time. This week, we hear the live recording of Rabbi Lizzi's drash from Friday, November 6th. Tune in for her reflection on the week's...
Wandering You: A Self-Guided Meditation
*Special Sukkot Episode* Whether you're doing dishes, taking a walk, or sitting in a park, this self-guided meditation offers a chance to get grounded during Sukkot. Also known as the Feast of Tabernacles and "z’man sim-cha-teinu," the time of our joy,...
The Crumble Before the Crash with Rabbi Benay Lappe
What does it mean to reimagine and reconsider ancient Jewish traditions? How can a lens of "otherness" uncover new or forgotten meaning in familiar texts?To close out our three-part series about Tisha B'Av, Rabbi Lizzi speaks with Rabbi Benay Lappe, the...
Putting the World Back Together with Pastah J
Join R'Lizzi in conversation with Jonathan Brooks, or "Pastah J" the Senior Pastor at West Englewood's Canaan Community Church, as they discuss falling in love with exile, tikkun olam, and what it takes to become part of a movement instead of just a...
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Invigorating and soulful
These teachings really resonate! I can’t say enough about how relevant, touching and meaningful I find all of these podcasts. Rabbi Lizzie is a soulful spiritual leader who I am so grateful to call my Rabbi.
I enjoy every episode and with dvarim from Shabbat now, the podcast offers more regular content and great commentary. :)
The production quality never ceases to astound me! Hannah, your behind the scenes work is phenomenal!