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Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KALW

Description:

Binah features creative voices from the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. In this series, we bring you remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the JCCSF as part of their Arts & Ideas program.

Twitter:

@ArtsJCCSF

Language:

English

Contact:

3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118 415-292-1200


Episodes

Binah: Taj Mahal with Ben Fong-Torres

9/22/2022
Musician Taj Mahal talks to rock music journalist Ben Fong-Torres and performs songs from his extraordinary career.

Duration:00:58:29

Binah: Michael W. Twitty’s Koshersoul

9/15/2022
Culinary historian and chef Michael W. Twitty considers the marriage of two of the most distinctive culinary cultures in the world today: the foods and traditions of the African Atlantic and the global Jewish diaspora.

Duration:00:51:49

Binah: Dispatches from Warsaw on the Ukrainian aid response

8/11/2022
Rabbi Batshir Torchio of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Aleksandra Makuch of the Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning in Warsaw, and Marta Saracyn of the JCC in Warsaw report on the Ukrainian aid response in Poland.

Duration:00:58:59

Binah: Native American cuisine in the Bay Area

6/16/2022
Crystal Wahpepah of Wahpepah’s Kitchen and Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino of Café Ohlone talk about Native American cuisine and reflect on the future of Indigenous cultures and identities.

Duration:00:57:57

Binah: Cleve Jones

6/9/2022
Activist Cleve Jones talks about his four decades in the center of movements for AIDS, LGBTQ, and labor rights. His memoir is, When We Rise.

Duration:00:55:59

Binah: Blondie’s Deborah Harry and Chris Stein

5/12/2022
Blondie’s Deborah Harry and Chris Stein share stories of their astonishing musical career, including touring San Francisco in early years.

Duration:00:58:57

Binah: Communities that arise in disaster

5/5/2022
San Francisco writer Rebecca Solnit explores people’s capacity to rise to major disasters with creativity and courage.

Duration:00:58:28

Binah: RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women

4/28/2022
Nadine Epstein shares stories of Jewish women from biblical to modern times, selected in collaboration with the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Duration:00:57:57

Binah: Bob Saget

4/21/2022
Today’s edition of Binah features an unaired interview with comedian, actor, and television host Bob Saget, who died in January at the age of 65.

Duration:00:57:57

Binah: Ukrainian Jews and Putin’s War on Ukraine

4/14/2022
Dr. Natan Meir discusses the complex historical relationship between Russia and Ukraine and its impact on Ukraine’s Jewry. Also, Meylakh Sheykhet, speaking from Lviv in western Ukraine, gives an update on the wartime challenges to Jewish life and the heroic struggle in the face of the humanitarian and refugee crisis.

Duration:00:58:57

Binah: Why Do Jewish?

4/7/2022
Zack Bodner, CEO of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, thoughtfully shifts from asking why be Jewish to why do Jewish, and provides a roadmap for anyone looking to live a more meaningful Jewish life.

Duration:00:58:27

Binah: Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

3/31/2022
Los Angeles street rat turned world-famous rock star Flea, the bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, tells his origin story.

Duration:00:58:57

Binah: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on fighting the loneliness epidemic

3/18/2022
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the 19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States, warns of the dangers of loneliness and the lasting impact it can have on our health.

Duration:00:50:34

Binah: Former Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

2/17/2022
Tracy K. Smith, former Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019, talks about traveling the country on a quest to bring poetry to people living in rural America.

Duration:00:58:56

Binah: Alice Hoffman’s The Book of Magic

1/20/2022
Novelist and young-adult writer Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic book series.

Duration:00:58:56

Binah: Nicole Krauss’s To Be a Man

1/13/2022
Author Nicole Krauss seeks a new and nonviolent order for Jews and for men. Her collection of short stories is, To Be a Man.

Duration:00:55:58

Binah: Mark Oppenheimer on the aftermath of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting

1/6/2022
Author and host of the Unorthodox podcast, Mark Oppenheimer gives a piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of a singular community in the wake of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.

Duration:00:56:56

Binah: Dorie Greenspan with Melissa Clark

12/30/2021
The renowned author of 13 cookbooks and winner of five James Beard awards, Dorie Greenspan, celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple in baking.

Duration:00:58:27

Binah: Andy Cohen’s Glitter Every Day

12/23/2021
Andy Cohen, host and executive producer of Bravo’s late night talk show Watch What Happens Live and executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise, shares quotes and lessons from the larger-than-life women that defined his life.

Duration:00:58:57

Binah: David Brooks on the quest for a moral life

12/16/2021
New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks talks about moving from material gain to spiritual satisfaction, to focus on building character rather than attaining status.

Duration:00:51:31