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Welcome to the Keeping It Sacred (KITS) podcast! Here, find teachings from our founder, Rabbi Heather Miller. For more information, including videos to accompany these episodes, please visit rabbiheathermiller.com. And please subscribe!

Keeping It Sacred Rabbi Heather Miller

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Welcome to the Keeping It Sacred (KITS) podcast! Here, find teachings from our founder, Rabbi Heather Miller. For more information, including videos to accompany these episodes, please visit rabbiheathermiller.com. And please subscribe!

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E7: Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E7: Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson

    Welcome to People Keeping It Sacred (PKITS) where you can join Rabbi Miller and seven thoughtful friends for intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Efecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more!

    In this episode (S1E7) with Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson, topics discussed include:
    The prophetic mandate
    Serving the broader community
    A moral obligation to care for each other
    Politics on the pulpit
    Being enhanced by one another’s religion
    Reforming religion with relevance
    The profundity of caterpillars
    Quarantine as a moment to reimagine

    Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

    To recommend a guest for season 2, and to sponsor a future episode, please contact us at rabbiheathermiller.com/contact

    Together, we’re #keepingitsacred...

    • 29 min
    People Keeping It Sacred S1E6: Serena Poon interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E6: Serena Poon interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    Welcome to People Keeping It Sacred (PKITS) where you can join Rabbi Miller and seven thoughtful friends for intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Efecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more!

    In this episode (S1E6) with Serena Poon, topics discussed include:
    Claiming faith for yourself
    Growing up as a pastor’s kid
    Being your full self with God
    Coming out and what it will mean for parents
    Coming out for your spiritual health
    Re-creating an inclusive religious community
    Claiming tradition for your kids 

    Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

    To recommend a guest for season 2, and to sponsor a future episode, please contact us at rabbiheathermiller.com/contact

    Together, we’re #keepingitsacred...

    • 34 min
    People Keeping It Sacred S1E5: Jethro Heiko interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E5: Jethro Heiko interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    Welcome to People Keeping It Sacred (PKITS) where you can join Rabbi Miller and seven thoughtful friends for intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Efecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more!

    In this episode (S1E5) with Jethro Heiko, topics discussed include:
    His game on loving and caring for the dying
    Creating psychological safety through structure
    Conversations that are perceived as scary
    For-profit models that align with social justice causes
    Engaging kids 
    Releasing grief

    Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

    To recommend a guest for season 2, and to sponsor a future episode, please contact us at rabbiheathermiller.com/contact

    Together, we’re #keepingitsacred...

    • 24 min
    People Keeping It Sacred S1E4: Professor Helen Kim interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E4: Professor Helen Kim interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    Welcome to People Keeping It Sacred (PKITS) where you can join Rabbi Miller and seven thoughtful friends for intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Efecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more!

    In this episode (S1E4) with Professor Helen Kim, topics discussed include:
    Her book called JewAsian
    How the field of study and the community of Jews of color has been changing over the past decade
    Tracking institutional attention to Jews of Color
    Raising Jews of Color
    A Conversion Story
    Being Jewish in Walla Walla

    Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

    To recommend a guest for season 2, and to sponsor a future episode, please contact us at rabbiheathermiller.com/contact

    Together, we’re #keepingitsacred...

    • 37 min
    People Keeping It Sacred S1E3: Benjamin Simpson interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E3: Benjamin Simpson interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    Welcome to People Keeping It Sacred (PKITS) where you can join Rabbi Miller and seven thoughtful friends for intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Efecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more!

    In this episode (S1E3) with Benjamin Simpson, topics discussed include:
    Ways of relating to texts historically and analytically
    Relating to God as an authoritarian, vs. spirit
    Being gay and religious
    Transitioning from a wrestle with God and moving toward an embrace
    Deep meanings of Religious relics
    How covid has impacted church life 

    Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

    To recommend a guest for season 2, and to sponsor a future episode, please contact us at rabbiheathermiller.com/contact

    Together, we’re #keepingitsacred...

    • 25 min
    People Keeping It Sacred S1E2: Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    People Keeping It Sacred S1E2: Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn interviewed by Rabbi Heather Miller

    Welcome to People Keeping It Sacred (PKITS) where you can join Rabbi Miller and seven thoughtful friends for intelligent, joyful conversations about personal spiritual narratives. Topics include: Queer Religiosity, Mental Health and COVID, Jews of Color, Efecting Legislative Change, Living our Values, Honoring Ancestors, and more!

    In this episode (S1E2) with Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, topics discussed include:
    Spirituality in sacred texts
    Spiritual leadership during this time of Covid
    The diversity within Orthodox Judaism 
    The importance of mental health
    Balance in Judaism
    Sources of strength during Covid

    Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe!

    To recommend a guest for season 2, and to sponsor a future episode, please contact us at rabbiheathermiller.com/contact

    Together, we’re #keepingitsacred...

    • 35 min

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