Welcome to Jews You Should Know, introducing the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.
Episode 203 - The Faces of Orthodoxy and DMC Podcast Host: A Conversation with Alexandra Fleksher
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Alexandra ("Alex") Fleksher is a multi-talented content creator and Jewish "influencer" in contemporary culture. She is the founder and creative director of the "Faces of Orthodoxy" Instagram (and other social media) presense:
Along with co-host Rivki Silver, Alex also hosts the Deep Meaningful Conversations (DMC) podcast, covering topics of interest to observant (and all) Jewish women.
Alex also writes for Mishpacha magazine, is an educator, and boasts a fascinating personal background story, which she shares on this episode!
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.
The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (www.meormd.org), a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at www.meor.org.
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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.
Episode 202 - The Journaler: A Conversation with Merle Saferstein
Merle Saferstein is a longtime educator with an expertise in Holocaust studies. In her early thirties, she discovered the cathartic pleasure of journaling, and in nearly 50 years since, has filled over 380 notebooks (!) with her chronciles and musings.
Already a published author, Merle eventually decided to excerpt many of these journals and present them to the public, as part of her legacy journaling project.
Visit Merle's website to read more about her work, and to purchase any of her fabulous books. And perhaps consider trying your hand at journaling as well!
#TBT (Ep. 62 Re-Release): The Salad Trail (Bordering Gaza) Founder - A Conversation With Uri Alon
Uri Alon is a pioneering farmer and lover of the land of Israel. Like so many in the South, on 10/7/23 he suffered many personal losses. He also is unable currently to welcome guests to The Salad Trail, an oasis of beauty and Israeli ingenuity in the depths of the desert.
The farm requires support - both financial and physical - during this difficult time. Please consider donating to Uri's fund by purchasing future tickets, dedicating rows of produce or other options listed on his website.
#TBT (Ep. 145 Re-release): The Renewal (Kidney Donation) Founder - A Conversation with Mendy Reiner
In honor of host Ari Koretzky's recent kidney donation, we are re-releasing this "blast from the past" episode, #145, from February of 2021, featuring Renewal founder Mendy Reiner. Renewal is a premier facilitator of live donor kidney transplants within the North American Jewish community, supporting both prospective donor and recipient along this amazing, life-altering journey.
Please consider funding their work or, better yet, whether kidney donation might be worth exploring at the right time in your own life. Either way, enjoy this incredible story!
Sharon Koifman: The Israel Activists Founder
Sharon Koifman is a business owner - founder of Distant Job - and expert on remote hiring. He is also an extremely passionate advocate for Israel, integrating cutting edge AI tools and the science of persuasion to craft a new model of making the case for the Jewish Homeland.
Sharon's venture, Israel Activists, is poised to reshape the way young Jews and non-Jews alike debate Zionism and Jewish People's indigenous presence in the Holy Land.
CROSSOVER EPISODE: The State of College Campuses - Ari Koretzky with Avreml Kivelevitz on the "On Principle" Podcast
Enjoy this special bonus CROSSOVER episode - Ari Koretzky's appearance on the "On Principle" podcast, part of the IDT podcast network.
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This is a very well made and interesting podcast.
Thank you so much for doing this.
Amazing podcast! A great variety of guests and always brings up interesting questions. Highly recommended!