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Contact Chai is a podcast from Mishkan Chicago, hosted by Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann. In each episode, Rabbi Lizzi explores down-to-earth Judaism in conversation. You can also find our Shabbat Replay episodes featuring sermons from our rabbis recorded live on Friday nights.

Contact Chai Mishkan Chicago

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 53 Ratings

Contact Chai is a podcast from Mishkan Chicago, hosted by Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann. In each episode, Rabbi Lizzi explores down-to-earth Judaism in conversation. You can also find our Shabbat Replay episodes featuring sermons from our rabbis recorded live on Friday nights.

    Transforming Despair into Determination with Joe Grant & Anna Gaebler

    Transforming Despair into Determination with Joe Grant & Anna Gaebler

    Tune into this Tisha B'Av-inspired bonus episode featuring Joe Grant and Anna Gaebler — two advocates and organizers working on economic justice in Chicago.

    Rabbi Lizzi joins Joe and Anna in conversation about our shared history of destruction and despair, as well as our shared history of hope, determination, the fight for justice and equity. If you're looking for a way to bring Tisha B'Av (the saddest day on the Jewish calendar commemorating the destruction of temples) into the 21st century, this episode is a perfect listen! You'll learn more about the themes of the holiday, as well as economic justice at Mishkan and beyond.

    To get involved with the Economic Justice Committee at Mishkan, please contact Joe Grant at joseph.a.grant@gmail.com!

    • 26 min
    Shabbat Replay: Finding the Words for Pride ft. Joshua Schwartz

    Shabbat Replay: Finding the Words for Pride ft. Joshua Schwartz

    This week, we hear the live recording of Mishkanite Joshua Schwartz's drash from Friday, June 25th. Tune in for Josh's reflection on Torah in relation to Pride, Jewish identity, and finding a spiritual home.

    Tune into our full service from Friday, June 25th, click here. Check out upcoming Shabbat services and programs here.

    Learn more about Mishkan Chicago. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.

    Be sure to like and subscribe to our podcast for updates on new episodes! And please leave a review. We want to hear from you.

    Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, written by Kalman Strauss.

    • 11 min
    Shabbat Replay: Opal Lee & Miriam, Champions for Justice

    Shabbat Replay: Opal Lee & Miriam, Champions for Justice

    This week, we hear the live recording of Rabbi Deena's drash from Friday, June 18th. Tune in for her reflection on Torah in relation to Juneteenth.

    Tune into our full service from Friday, June 18th, click here. Check out upcoming Shabbat services and programs here.

    Learn more about Mishkan Chicago. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.

    Be sure to like and subscribe to our podcast for updates on new episodes! And please leave a review. We want to hear from you.

    Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, written by Kalman Strauss.

    • 15 min
    Shabbat Replay: Imagination Over Validation

    Shabbat Replay: Imagination Over Validation

    This week, we hear the live recording of Rabbi Lizzi's drash from Friday, June 11th. Tune in for her reflection on Torah in relation to Israel and Palestine

    Tune into our full service from Friday, June 11th, click here. Check out upcoming Shabbat services and programs here.

    Learn more about Mishkan Chicago. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.

    Be sure to like and subscribe to our podcast for updates on new episodes! And please leave a review. We want to hear from you.

    Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, written by Kalman Strauss.

    • 22 min
    Shabbat Replay: A Prayer for Healing, An Act of Hope

    Shabbat Replay: A Prayer for Healing, An Act of Hope

    This week, we hear the live recording of Rabbi Deena's drash from Friday, June 4th. Tune in for her reflection on Torah in relation to grief, healing, illness and the way we support our friends and family.

    Tune into our full service from Friday, June 4th, click here. Check out upcoming Shabbat services and programs here.

    Learn more about Mishkan Chicago. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.

    Be sure to like and subscribe to our podcast for updates on new episodes! And please leave a review. We want to hear from you.

    Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, written by Kalman Strauss.

    • 13 min
    Shabbat Replay: Joel Braunold on Israel & Palestine

    Shabbat Replay: Joel Braunold on Israel & Palestine

    This week, we hear the live recording of Joel Brounold's dvar Torah  from Friday, May 14th. Joel is the  Managing Director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace. Tune in for his reflection on events happening in Israel and Palestine.

    Tune into our full service from Friday, May 14th, click here. Check out upcoming Shabbat services and programs here.

    Learn more about Mishkan Chicago. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook.

    Be sure to like and subscribe to our podcast for updates on new episodes! And please leave a review. We want to hear from you.

    Produced by Mishkan Chicago. Music composed, written by Kalman Strauss.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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Food for the soul

I love the variety of topics and fantastic guests. Every episode leaves me thinking deeply and feeling inspired. Thank you!

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Engaging and inspiring

I usually listen to all my podcast at 1.5 speed. This one I slow down and listen to at normal speed so I can take it all in and let it wash over me. As a teaching I really appreciate the approaches to education presented.

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Enlightening and Inspiring

Amazing discussion. When’s Part Two?

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