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AJC Live - Who Were the Pharisees, and Why Is That So Important in 2019?

8/19/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show focused on an ancient Jewish sect known as the Pharisees. Who were they, and how were they perceived then and now? This show explores these questions as part of a continuing process to build better relations between Christians and Jews. Dr. Philip Cunningham, Professor of Theology at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia was interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman on this issue in anticipation of his visit to...

Duration:00:39:36

AJC Live - Introducing the New AJC WestFair President Stephne Behrend

8/5/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with AJC Westchester/Fairfield's new Regional President Stephne Behrend from Stamford, Connecticut. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman asked her about her background, what led her to become an AJC leader, why she is so passionate about AJC, and her vision for her presidency. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New York on Monday, August 5, 2019 and was streamed live at...

Duration:00:41:20

AJC Live - Remembering the Terror in Argentina and Calling for Justice

7/29/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show focused the horrific bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina 25 years ago this month and called for justice in this case. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman welcomed the following guests to the show: Stephanie Guiloff, AJC's Deputy Director for Advocacy; Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, the Senior Vice President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; and Tommy Haendler, AJC Westchester/Fairfield Board Member....

Duration:00:38:01

AJC Live - Building Bridges Between Poles and Jews

7/15/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show focused on building bridges of understanding between Poles and Jews. AJC Live host Scott Richman recently returned from the AJC Sponsored Polish Jewish Leadership Exchange Program in Poland. He brought to the show some of the many issues that he encountered and discussed with his group of AJC leaders and with the staff of Polish NGO Forum for Dialogue. Joining him on the show were Dr. Sebastian Rejak, Acting Director of AJC Central Europe, and...

Duration:00:39:02

AJC Live - AJC's New National President Harriet Schleifer

6/18/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with AJC's newly elected National President, Harriet Schleifer. She is a longtime AJC Westchester/Fairfield leader, having served as Regional President from 2006-2008. Harriet was interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman about her journey to this position and her vision for her new role. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New York on Monday, June 17, 2019, and was...

Duration:00:39:28

AJC Live - U.S. Special Envoy Elan Carr on Combating Antisemitism

6/3/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show focused on the role that the U.S. State Department plays in combating antisemitism around the world. Elan Carr, the State Department Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism was the guest for this show. He was interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman about antisemitism today, Special Envoy Carr's efforts to combat it, and his background. This is part of a series of shows offering a taste of this year's AJC...

Duration:00:42:04

AJC Live - Global Forum Preview Show

5/20/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show offered a preview of this year's AJC Global Forum, taking place in Washington, D.C. from June 2nd to the 4th. Global Forum Programmer Alex Bronzo provided the exciting details of this year's policy and advocacy conference, and the Washington Institute's Iran expert Patrick Clawson offered listeners a taste of the Global Forum. They were interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from...

Duration:00:40:47

AJC Live - Israeli Memorial Day and Independence Day Show

5/6/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show was devoted to Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), which are taking place this week. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman welcomed three guests to the show: Lt. Col (res.) Avital Leibovich, the Director of AJC's office in Israel; longtime JDC professional Ted Comet; and Nadav Shachmon, the Israeli shaliach (emissary) in Westchester. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New...

Duration:00:41:52

AJC Live - Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day Show

4/30/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show was devoted to Yom HaShoah - Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day. Local Holocaust survivor Helga Luden discussed her experiences during World War II, and AJC Senior Interreligious Advisor Rabbi A. James Rudin talked about interfaith relations in the wake of the Holocaust. They were interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New York on Monday, April 29, 2019 and...

Duration:00:43:17

AJC Live - Gala 2019 Preview Show!

4/15/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show offered a preview of this year's AJC Westchester/Fairfield Gala honoring AJC Regional President Richard W. Cohen, as well as AJC Leaders Ruth and Sid Lapidus. The Gala will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman welcomed three guests to the show: 1) AJC Regional Development Director Vicki Kline, AJC Regional President and Gala Honoree Richard W. Cohen, and 3) Gala keynote speaker Ambassador...

Duration:00:36:48

AJC Live - Two Mensches With Lessons for All of Us

4/1/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured two mensches. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman first interviewed Rabbi Joshua Hammerman of Temple Beth El in Stamford about his new book, entitled, "Mensch Marks," which launches on April 2. He then welcomed playwright Ira Fuchs to the show to discuss his new off Broadway show called "Vilna." Neither are writers by profession but always wanted to be. After successful careers in other fields, both have just completed...

Duration:00:38:23

AJC Live - Is That Antisemitic?

3/18/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show focused on the "Working Definition of Antisemitism." What is it, and why is it important? Rabbi Andrew Baker, AJC's Director of International Jewish Affairs and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Chairperson-in-Office for Combatting Antisemitism; Julie Fishman-Rayman, AJC's Director of Political Outreach; and Anne-Sophie Sebban, the Director of AJC France, were interviewed by Scott Richman, the Director of AJC...

Duration:00:38:38

AJC Live - Westchester Jewish Film Festival Sneak Peek

3/4/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show offered a sneak peek at this year's Westchester Jewish Film Festival taking place at the Jacob Burns Film Center from Tuesday, April 2nd through Wednesday, April 17th. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman welcomed Film Festival Programmer Bruni Burres to the show, along with Liz Schonfeld, AJC Film Festival Committee Co-Chair. The show also highlighted the film "Who Will Write Our History?" The film is based on a book by the same...

Duration:00:39:51

AJC Live - Deborah Lipstadt on Antisemitism Here and Now

2/4/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with Professor Deborah Lipstadt of Emory University. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman asked her about her new book, entitled, "Antisemitism Here and Now." Under the broad topic of antisemitism, they discussed a variety of issues, including when criticism of Israel rises to the level of antisemitism, whether or not BDS is antisemitic, whether or not President Trump is antisemitic, and her view on...

Duration:00:38:41

AJC Live - Nadine Epstein on Issues of The Moment

1/21/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with Nadine Epstein, the Editor in Chief of Moment Magazine. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman asked her about antisemitism, increasing polarization around the world, the growing divide between Israeli and American Jews, George Soros, the two-state solution, Elie Wiesel, Black-Jewish relations, and Moment Magazine. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New York on Monday, January...

Duration:00:42:24

AJC Live - Jewish Life On Campus With Seffi Kogen

1/7/2019
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with Seffi Kogen, AJC's Global Director for Young Leadership. He was interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman about #ShowUpForShabbat, his work with Jews on campus, the AJC Passport podcast, and his background. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New York on Monday, January 7, 2019 and was streamed live at www.wvox.com. All AJC Live radio shows are podcasted and can be...

Duration:00:39:08

AJC Live - David Frum On What To Expect In 2019

12/17/2018
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with political commentator David Frum who serves as the Senior Editor of the Atlantic and is a frequent contributor to MSNBC. He was interviewed by AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman about his insider perspective on the midterm elections and what to expect in Washington in 2019. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New York on Monday, December 17, 2018 and was streamed live at...

Duration:00:40:54

AJC Live - A Palestinian Perspective With Bassem Eid

12/3/2018
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman asked his views on the Arab Israeli conflict, including Professor Marc Lamont Hill's recent statements at the UN, the two-state solution, BDS, the possibility for reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, UNRWA, settlements, and AJC's Project Interchange. This show aired live on WVOX 1460 AM from New Rochelle, New...

Duration:00:39:20

AJC Live - Former NBC Tel Aviv Bureau Chief Martin Fletcher

11/19/2018
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show featured an exclusive interview with former NBC News Tel Aviv Bureau Chief Martin Fletcher. AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman interviewed him about his extraordinary career as a tv war correspondent and journalist, about current events in Israel and about his new book called "Promised Land." This is in anticipation of Fletcher being interviewed by Richman at the MidWestchester JCC on November 28th. This show aired live on WVOX...

Duration:00:39:21

AJC Live - Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast Preview Show

11/5/2018
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This edition of the biweekly AJC Live radio show focused on this year's Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast, the "feel good event of the year." AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director Scott Richman welcomed five guests to the show (in order of appearance): Rev. Dr. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, former U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Affairs; Pastor Tim Dalton, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in White Plains; Rev. Dr. Bill Crawford, former Senior Pastor of Larchmont Avenue...

Duration:00:38:41