Ali Viterbi and Philip Graubart interview great teachers, scholars, artists and writers, who share with us their favorite Jewish text.
Heidi Gantwerk: Wisdom, Happiness, and Wealth
Welcome back to the second season of Hevruta: Jewish texts and their influence on our lives. This month we learn from Heidi Gantwerk, Interim President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and board President of the San Diego Jewish Academy. Heidi takes us through a text from Pirkei Avot offering radical understandings of wisdom, happiness, and wealth.
Rabbi David Frank: Everything Has Its Place
In this episode, Ali and I learn with Rabbi David Frank, former Senior Rabbi at Temple Solel in Cardiff, and Chief Jewish Officer at the San Diego Jewish Academy.
Smashing Barriers with Todd Salovey
This month we learn with theatre director Todd Salovey, associate artistic director of the San Diego Repertory Theatre, and founding director of the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. Todd teaches us S. Anksy's masterpiece "The Dybbuk," as well as some Talmud.
Notes from the Narrow Place
In this episode, Ali and Phil interview each other about our (current) favorite Jewish texts. We discuss Tony Kushner, Bob Dylan, Psalms, and the Narrow Place.
Charlene Seidle: Don't Make Yourself Afraid
Ali and Phil interview Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President of the Leichtag Foundation, and one of the most interesting, influential, and innovative Jewish leaders in America. Charlene teaches us a famous phrase from Rebbe Nahman of Bratzlav.
SDJA Head of School Zvi Weiss
New SDJA Head of School Zvi Weiss joins Ali and Phil, and teaches a text about transmitting the tradition. Special treat: original music by Yale Strom!
After listening to this touching podcast, I was able to really gain a deeper understanding of the Jewish texts discussed which has inspired me to go on a Jewish life path.