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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.

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.

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United States

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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.

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English


Episodes

Episode 108 - The Emerj CEO: A Conversation with Chedva Kleinhandler

2/24/2020
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Chedva Kleinhandler is not your typical Bnai Brak Chareidi ("Ultra-Orthodox") wife and mother. While deeply committed to her religious lifestyle, she is also a marketing powerhouse who co-founded a company - Emerj - improving employee life at Fortune 500 and high-growth companies around the world. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our...

Duration:00:46:46

Episode 107 - The Full-Circle Jew: A Conversation with Penina Taylor

2/4/2020
ABOUT THIS EPISODE The title of Penina Taylor's memoir - The Full Circle Jew - describes her life quite aptly. Born to a Jewish family, Penina spent nearly two decades of her early life ensconced in the worship and spreading of Christianity. Her return to her Jewish roots made for a riveting tale, but also an object lesson in spiritual seeking. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women...

Duration:01:19:39

Episode 106 - The Kotel (Western Wall) Director: A Conversation with Suli Eliav

1/28/2020
ABOUT THIS EPISODE It would be difficult to imagine a person better positioned to observe and influence the Jewish People than Rabbi SuIi Eliav. As Director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, he manages all of the activity - archeology, tourism, special ceremonies and much more - at perhaps the most consequential location in the Jewish world. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and...

Duration:00:35:39

Episode 105 - The Obama Speechwriter: A Conversation with Sarah Hurwitz

1/15/2020
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Sarah Hurwitz is one of the most gifted and accomplished speechwriters in the modern political world. As the primary writer for Michelle Obama - and previously for Hillary Clinton - she has had a front row seat to history unfolding, and played a role in shaping the public's understanding of it. But Sarah is also a passionate Jew, and she recently focused her prodigious research and writing skills on learning about and publishing on Judaism; her book, "Here All Along,"...

Duration:01:07:01

Episode 104 - The Presidential Advisor: A Conversation with Stuart Eizenstat

1/7/2020
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Stuart Eizenstat has occupied some of the most prominent positions in America government over a half century of public service. From his perch, he also did a tremendous amount to support Israel and to bring succor to Holocaust survivors around the world. An attorney, ambassador, author and expert on a wide range of policy topics, Eizenstat is a true American patriot and a deeply proud Jew. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the...

Duration:01:01:37

Episide 103 - The Rabbi Historian: A Conversation with R. Berel Wein

12/31/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Rabbi Berel Wein has lived one of the most extraordinary Jewish lives in recent history. He is a rabbi's rabbi, a decades-long pulpit leader. But he is also: a Rosh Yeshiva, a historian with thousands of recorded lectures, a master orator, a film producer and a prolific author. Enjoy this conversation with an exceptional rabbi who has seen and done it all! -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and...

Duration:00:58:20

Episode 102 - The Amudim (Co)-Founder: A Conversation with Zvi Gluck

12/24/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Zvi Gluck is a Jewish hero the community wishes it didn't need but it profoundly grateful that it has. A longtime social activist helping those suffering from addiction, abuse and other traumas, Zvi (co)-founded Amudim in 2014 to tackle these issues comprehensively. Today he is the go-to address for almost any imaginable struggle in the community, and has literally - both personally and through his organization - saved hundreds, even thousands, of lives. Learn more at...

Duration:01:12:37

Episode 101 - The MetLife Builder & MEOR Co-Founder: A Conversation with Tom Steinberg

12/10/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Tom Steinberg grew up in the rolling hills of Los Altos, California - Silicon Valley before it meant anything to the broader world. From Jesuit high school to Yale University to Stanford Business School, his secular academic credentials were top-notch, while his Jewish education lagged behind. A trip around the world - literally - sparked a journey that changed that balance, and ultimately led to a rich Jewish life of study and philanthropy. Along the road, he worked for...

Duration:01:08:56

Episode 100 - The Retrospective Episode...and a Conversation with Danny Danon

11/29/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Welcome to the special 100th episode of Jews You Should Know! This week we feature a brief interview with Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon. In addition, we include well-wishes from a sampling of our previous guests, including: Jamie Geller (Ep. 5), Charlie Harary (12), Eli Beer (21), Jay Feinberg (23), Sivan Rahav Meir (35), Ashley Blaker (37), Kalman Samuels (46), Menachem Bombach (51), Noam Wasserman (66), Rachel Moore (67), Moe Mernick (78), and Beatie...

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 099 - The Our Soldiers Speak Founder: A Conversation with Benjamin Anthony

11/19/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Benjamin Anthony is a fiercely proud Jew and Israeli whose military experiences and love of the land propelled him on a mission to represent his homeland around the world. The organization he founded, Our Soldiers Speak (www.OurSoldiersSpeak.org), brings emerging leaders to Israel, hosts symposiums on many facets of legal and political thoughts, and provides speakers to congregations and campuses all over. Benjamin is also the driving force behind the "New State Solution"...

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 098 - The Sin-a-gogue Author: A Conversation with Dovid Bashevkin

11/12/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin is a rare combination of erudite Jewish scholar and humorist, who takes ideas - but not himself - seriously. He authored a book called "Sin-a-gogue: Sin and Failure in Jewish Thought," but also issues quips and pithy observations on his Twitter feed and regular magazine humor column. In this conversation, we explore the divergent - but cohering - pols of Rabbi Bashevkin's personality, as well as his theories of education, his background, and his work...

Duration:00:58:05

Episode 097 - The Jewish Women's Entrepreneur Founder: A Conversation with Chaya Fishman

11/5/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE When a high school-aged Chaya Fishman founded a creative arts day camp for younger girls in her community, she displayed signs of her future entrepreneurial credentials. Today she works professionally in corporate law, but along the way founded the Jewish Women's Entrepreneur (JWE), a social venture supporting Jewish female business owners. Through mentorship, conferences and events around the country, Chaya's non-profit has offered know-how and support to scores of women...

Duration:00:50:16

Episode 096 - The Branch Host: A Conversation with Dina Kraft

10/29/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Dina Kraft has spent a lifetime in journalism, working for some of the most esteemed names in the industry. Her career pinnacle, though, may be the podcast she hosts under the auspices of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., called The Branch. Fusing her passion for Israel, shared society, reporting, and audio, this year-old podcast brings the sounds and stories of mutual Jewish-Arab engagement in Israel to the listener in a riveting manner. Her...

Duration:01:13:56

Episode 095 - The Central Park to Sinai Author: A Conversation with Roy Neuberger

10/6/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Roy Neuberger grew up the scion of a celebrated Wall Street family, but bereft of Jewish education or identity. Several decades of existential angst led him to discover his faith, encountering the legendary Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis along the way. He eventually authored a series of Jewish books across several genres, and he and his wife lecture regularly around the world. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to...

Duration:00:53:44

Episode 094 - The Victims Rights Advocate: A Conversation with Kim Goldman

9/24/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE The trial against OJ Simpson was a flashpoint in modern American history, touching on themes of celebrity, racial tension, justice and privilege. Often forgotten in these proceedings were the victims: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the latter a 25-year-old Jewish young man originally from Chicago. Now, 25 years later, his sister Kim opens up about her childhood with Ron; her life during and after that heart-wrenching period; the 10-part podcast series,...

Duration:00:56:07

Episode 093 - The 9/11 Arbitrator: A Conversation with Ken Feinberg

9/11/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Ken Feinberg has mediated or arbitrated almost every major tragedy in recent American history. From 9/11 to the Virginia Tech shooting to the BP oil spill, he has been charged with establishing equitable processes for compensating victims, and helping ease families' burden during their most vulnerable moments. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a...

Duration:00:42:52

Episode 092 - The Montana Rabbi and Adoption Advocate: A Conversation with Chaim Bruk

9/4/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Chaim Bruk is a man worthy of at least two podcasts: one for his role as the "Chief Rabbi" of Montana, and another for his - and his wife's - exceptional experience as adoptive parents of five amazing children. We've crammed it into one mesmerizing conversation that will inspire and educate on a host of crucial issues. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a...

Duration:01:03:43

Episode 091 - The Mesila Founder: A Conversation with Shmuli Margulies

8/26/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Jewish life is expensive. Through Mesila, the organization he founded, Shmuli Margulies has made it his life mission to ensure that this reality does not overwhelm families. His commitment to financial education and sensible budgeting and saving has offered thousands of people worldwide peace of mind and a reprieve from financial hardship, helping them build a brighter and more hopeful financial future. -------------------- ABOUT THIS PODCAST Jews You Should Know...

Duration:00:53:53

Episode 090 - The Signature Bank Founder & In Good Faith Author: A Conversation with Scott Shay

8/19/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Scott Shay was leading a thriving life of banking and philanthropy. He decided it wasn't enough: he noticed a dearth of sophisticated responses to the contemporary and bold atheism movement, and ventured to remedy that through five years of exhaustive research. The result, In Good Faith, is a magnum opus addressing the most central questions of the long standing debate around God and religion. Scott is also the founder of Signature Bank and a deeply engaged community...

Duration:00:50:40

Episode 089 - The Chareidi Tikvah Israel Director: A Conversation with Yehoshua Pfeffer

8/12/2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Yehoshua Pfeffer is a community rabbi, rabbinical judge and Torah scholar; he is also a professor of law at Hebrew University, former Israeli Supreme Court intern, founder and editor of the Tzarich Iyun journal, and director of the Israeli division of the Tikvah Fund. These disparate descriptors are quite unusual for an occupant of Chareidi Israel, but position Rabbi Pfeffer uniquely as a representative to the broader world, and an agent for internal...

Duration:01:09:59