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JewishBoston.com’s The Vibe of the Tribe podcast explores Jewish arts and culture, history, Israel, tradition and so much more. Hosted by Boston Jews Miriam and Dan, with special guests.

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JewishBoston.com’s The Vibe of the Tribe podcast explores Jewish arts and culture, history, Israel, tradition and so much more. Hosted by Boston Jews Miriam and Dan, with special guests.

    Episode 93: Kids4Peace Boston

    Episode 93: Kids4Peace Boston

    A Christian teen, Muslim teen and Jewish teen walk into a recording studio...

    Join us for a conversation with local teens Isabel, Reynad and Shalev as they discuss their year-round efforts building bridges between people and working for social justice.

    The organization that brought them together, Kids4Peace, trains and inspires Muslim, Christian and Jewish youth from seventh through 12th grades to become peace leaders.

    Sindy Wayne, executive director of Kids4Peace Boston, also provides an overview of the organization.

    In our current time of uncertainty, we hope this podcast (recorded before the coronavirus) brings levity and inspiration.

    Find more information about Kids4Peace Boston, including its school-year programming and middle school peace leader summer camp, on their website (http://kids4peaceboston.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/kids4peaceboston). To learn more about Kids4Peace in other cities, visit the Kids4Peace website (https://k4p.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/Kids4Peace).

    Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.

    • 28 min
    Episode 92: President Obama’s Former Speechwriter on Judaism, Faith and COVID-19

    Episode 92: President Obama’s Former Speechwriter on Judaism, Faith and COVID-19

    If modern Judaism had an opening for a speechwriter, The Vibe of the Tribe would enthusiastically recommend Sarah Hurwitz.

    A senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, her recently published book, “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There),” is arguably the best work on Judaism in recent memory.

    In 300 highly engaging pages, Hurwitz gives us a thorough look at Jewish tradition, prayer, ritual and even notions of the Divine, all while revealing what reconnecting with Judaism has meant to her.

    In our timely conversation, Hurwitz discusses how Judaism can help provide guidance and connection—virtually, as necessary—through the coronavirus pandemic.

    Learn more at sarahhurwitz.net.

    For more coronavirus community resources, visit JewishBoston.com/coronavirus.

    • 48 min
    Episode 91: Joshua Foer – Scholar, Adventurer and Remember-er

    Episode 91: Joshua Foer – Scholar, Adventurer and Remember-er

    Journalist, researcher, explorer, author and…memory champion? Joshua Foer has seemingly done it all!

    Whether it’s co-creating a site digitizing thousands of years—and pages—of Jewish text, exploring some of the most fascinating and least-known places on the planet or entering the U.S. Memory Championship and accidentally winning the title, Foer’s broad array of expertise makes him a must-listen.

    In this episode, we discuss how Sefaria, the website he co-founded, has contributed to democratizing Jewish learning, as well as his tips for the strangest destinations on earth through Atlas Obscura. And, of course, how you can build your own “memory palace” to recall vast amounts of information.

    Find more information:

    https://twitter.com/joshuafoer
    https://www.sefaria.org
    https://www.atlasobscura.com

    Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.

    • 36 min
    Episode 90: Getting the Scoop on Ice Cream (and Hamantaschen!) With J.P. Licks

    Episode 90: Getting the Scoop on Ice Cream (and Hamantaschen!) With J.P. Licks

    When Vincent Petryk opened J.P. Licks in 1981, he wanted to make people happy through the power and comfort of ice cream. Today, the award-winning ice cream shop has 17 locations in and around Greater Boston, all of which are certified kosher. 

    Petryk, who is not Jewish, has made it his mission to connect with the people who live in the eclectic neighborhoods that house his stores. From experimenting with pad thai ice cream to offering home-roasted coffee grounds for composting to donating thousands of dollars to countless charities, J.P. Licks continues to support the community. 

    Petryk was joined by Adele Traub, J.P. Licks’s marketing manager, to discuss their new hamantaschen, catering to the tastes of Boston’s ethnically diverse community, their mutual love of kugel and, of course, ice cream.

    Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.

    • 32 min
    Episode 89: Alicia Silverstone LIVE at Chai in the Hub

    Episode 89: Alicia Silverstone LIVE at Chai in the Hub

    For our third-ever live podcast, we went big—a big crowd and a big-time Hollywood celebrity.

    A live audience of more than 450 people joined hosts Miriam and Dan at CJP’s annual Chai in the Hub celebration as they interviewed Alicia Silverstone, “Clueless” star, animal rights activist, author and entrepreneur.

    In between her appearances at New York Fashion Week and the Oscars, Silverstone shared her views on Jewish values and parenting, kindness on a global scale, the importance of plant-based diets and the healing power of food.

    Learn more about Chai in the Hub at cjp.org/chai-in-the-hub-2020.

    Learn more about Silverstone at thekindlife.com.

    Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.

    • 27 min
    Episode 88: Taste of Israel Restaurant Week LIVE at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen

    Episode 88: Taste of Israel Restaurant Week LIVE at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen

    Warning: This episode will make you hungry! JewishBoston, Jewish Arts Collaborative and four celebrated Boston chefs teamed up for a live podcast recording about the history and evolution of Israeli food.

    Live from a packed but cozy Mamaleh’s Delicatessen after hours comes a fascinating discussion about the creation of Taste of Israel Restaurant Week, how raisins do not belong in kugel (prove us wrong!), exciting food trends from Israel and the secret to baking Israel-level pita in Greater Boston.

    Featuring:

    Michael Leviton, eight-time James Beard Foundation Award nominee, chair of Taste of Israel Restaurant Week and co-founder of Craigie Burger
    Rachel Sundet, owner and pastry chef at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen
    Avi Shemtov, owner and chef at The Chubby Chickpea and Simcha
    Ilan Barniv, owner and chef at BONAPITA Mediterranean Bakery & Grill

    This live recording was part of Taste of Israel Restaurant Week 2020.

    See photos from the event here: http://bit.ly/2Of5mr7

    Edited by Jesse Ulrich, with music by Ryan J. Sullivan.

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Customer Reviews

Starr zena ,

Great whether you’re in Boston or not

I recently moved to Boston to start grad school, and the moment I found out I would be relocating I googled Jewish life in Boston. I started listening to Vibe of the Tribe months before I moved here and found it relevant and interesting even while living out of state. The topics are diverse and the hosts are charismatic. 5 stars!

Harry the Goniff ,

I love this podcast.

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jillianbr ,

Fun and informative

I just recently started listening to the JewishBoston podcast and I really like it! I grew up Jewish so the topics are relevant and relatable. I appreciate how the conversations often mix Jewish tradition and cultural experiences with Torah and spirituality as well as more secular topics and current day issues. And the hosts’ voices are lovely as well!

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