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Ali Viterbi and Philip Graubart interview great teachers, scholars, artists and writers, who share with us their favorite Jewish text.

Hevruta: A Podcast from the San Diego Jewish Academy Philip Graubart and Ali Viterbi

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 47 min
    Rabbi David Frank: Everything Has Its Place

    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.

    • 43 min
    Smashing Barriers with Todd Salovey

    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. 

    • 51 min
    Notes from the Narrow Place

    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.

    • 47 min
    Charlene Seidle: Don't Make Yourself Afraid

    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.

    • 41 min
    SDJA Head of School Zvi Weiss

    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!

    • 44 min

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