JEWISH THOUGHT LEADERS is a production of the Koret Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. This podcast features talks that we have presented at our center. Each presentation is introduced by Joanne Greene, Director of our Center for Jewish Peoplehood.
Literary Café presents An Evening of Poetry with Ilya Kaminsky & Heather Altfeld
Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Ilya Kaminsky, the Russian-Jewish poet will read selections of his work. The evening will also include a reading by local poet Heather Altfeld.
Avraham Burg on Israel, Zionism & Modern Jewish Identity
A vibrant conversation with one of the most visionary thinkers in Israel. As former speaker of the Knesset, Avraham Burg witnessed firsthand many of the most dramatic and critical moments in Israeli history. He offers a deeply personal and unique reflection on his countys history, Zionism, and Jewish identity in the modern world. His insights came at a particularly poignant moment in time: on the eve of Yom Haatzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and closely following the elections in Israel.
Rabbi David Ingber and Spirit Rock founder Sylvia Boorstein discuss Jewish Spirituality and Mindfulness.
Rabbi David Ingber, founder of the vibrant New York-based Renewal community Romemu sits down with Spirit Rock co-founder and friend Sylvia Boorstein, to explore the meditative mindfulness that lies at the core of their respective practices and teachings.
Telling Our Israel Stories - Moth-Style
In honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut and Israel's 70th anniversary, a diverse collection of Marin Countys Jewish community shared personal stories of their experiences in Israel, formatted in the style of The Moth. The program was a collaboration of Congregations Rodef Sholom and Kol Shofar, Brandeis Marin Day School and the Osher Marin JCC.
Daniel Gordis on Israels Dilemma
Dr Daniel Gordis, senior vice president and the Koret Distringuished Fellow at Shalem College in College, writes a regular column for the Jerusalem Post and is a regular contributor to the New York Times. In this episode, he discusses Israels Dilemma: the Occupation, the Jewish Soul and Security and his most recent book, Israel: A concise history of a nation reborn.
Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman
Renowned for his absurdist short stories, Etgar Keret is one of Israel's literary titans and an award-winning filmmaker to boot. Holding a conversation with him surely requires a sharp brain and nerves of steel. That's where Ayelet Waldman comes in. The outspoken Berkeley author and activist will speak with Keret on the Marin JCC stage about "dark and surreal" themes in his work.