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Join Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback as he talks with an eclectic variety of thinkers, artists, and change-makers about their experiences (Jewish or otherwise) and their own search for meaning and purpose in their lives.

Join Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback as he talks with an eclectic variety of thinkers, artists, and change-makers about their experiences (Jewish or otherwise) and their own search for meaning and purpose in their lives.
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United States

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Join Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback as he talks with an eclectic variety of thinkers, artists, and change-makers about their experiences (Jewish or otherwise) and their own search for meaning and purpose in their lives.

Twitter:

@WiseLA

Language:

English

Contact:

310-889-2364


Episodes

Search for Meaning with Robert Shapiro and Rabbi Yoshi

11/21/2019
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After the tragic loss of their son Brent in 2005, Robert and Linell Shapiro decided that they could not sit idly by: instead, they formed the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention to help thousands of families avoid the pain that they had suffered. In the latest episode of Search for Meaning, Rabbi Yoshi talks with Robert about the Foundation's mission and increasing success in helping kids remain drug-free into adulthood.

Duration:00:39:31

Search for Meaning with Amanda Maddahi, Arya Mavazy, and Rabbi Yoshi

11/7/2019
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When Rabbi Yoshi met Amanda Maddahi and Arya Mavazy of JQ International, Los Angeles' premier LGBTQ+ Jewish organization, he knew he wanted to learn more about their stories. Listen in as they discuss their friendship, advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community in LA, and how creating an inclusive, welcoming, supportive environment can truly change the world one person at a time.

Duration:00:58:59

Transcendence Now: Rabbi Yoshi's Yom Kippur Sermon

10/29/2019
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In his Yom Kippur sermon, "Transcendence Now," Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback teaches us the many ways we can respond to antisemitism; reminds us of the importance of friends and allies within our community and also outside of it; and inspires us to know that together, we can all unite to end not only antisemitism but bigotry and hatred in all of its forms.

Duration:00:29:37

Search for Meaning with Saba Soomekh and Rabbi Yoshi

10/24/2019
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It has been 40 years since the Iranian Revolution that changed the landscape in both Iran and the United States--even more particularly in Los Angeles. Rabbi Yoshi and UCLA Professor Saba Soomekh sit down to discuss the cultural impact of the Persian community on Los Angeles (and vice-versa) in advance of their upcoming three-part course on the topic.

Duration:00:51:24

Search for Meaning with Daniel Wordsworth and Rabbi Yoshi

10/10/2019
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Daniel Wordsworth, CEO of Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee), sits down with Rabbi Yoshi for a conversation about how an abundance of human kindness can truly reshape the world. In this inspiring discussion, Daniel recounts numerous stories of how he has witnessed individuals making a difference by helping others: and how we can tap into that same extraordinary power ourselves.

Duration:00:44:27

Search for Meaning with Cantor Nathan Lam, Cantor Emma Lutz, and Rabbi Yoshi

9/24/2019
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Cantor Nathan Lam had an ambitious dream: create a new machzor (High Holy Days prayer book) that would be unique and special to the Stephen Wise Temple community. Once Wise Senior Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Cantor Emma Lutz became parts of the equation, the inspiring trio made great happen. Hear the story, trials, tribulations, and triumphs that led to Sha'ar HaShamayim ("Gates of Heaven") becoming a reality.

Duration:00:26:09

Search for Meaning with Artie Butler and Rabbi Yoshi

9/17/2019
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Legendary songwriter Artie Butler wrote or arranged some of your absolute favorite hits from the past six decades of rock n' roll... and lucky for us, he sat down with his close friend Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback to talk about his thrilling career and how he almost became a chazzan!

Duration:00:26:30

Search for Meaning with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and Rabbi Yoshi

9/12/2019
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In preparation for the High Holy Days, Rabbi Yoshi speaks with noted scholar Rabbi Joseph Telushkin about spirituality and the power of ritual and making meaning in our daily lives.

Duration:00:45:27

Search for Meaning with Stacy Rukeyser and Rabbi Yoshi

8/20/2019
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Award-winning writer/producer Stacy Rukeyser, showrunner for the Emmy-nominated Lifetime series "UnREAL," sits down with Rabbi Yoshi to speak about her career, her connection to Judaism, and the importance of women's voices in the Hollywood heirarchy.

Duration:00:49:01

Search for Meaning with Harvey Kubernik, Hal Lifson, and Rabbi Yoshi

8/6/2019
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Music writers and journalists Harvey Kubernik and Hal Lifson chat with Rabbi Yoshi about Woodstock as it approaches the 50th anniversary of the festival that changed everything. Learn what set these three days apart from other similar concerts during the late 60s; what was happening in Los Angeles during that same summer; and why Dylan was a no-show.

Duration:00:40:17

Search for Meaning with Mayor John Mirisch and Rabbi Yoshi

7/23/2019
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Rabbi Yoshi recently sat down with Mayor John Mirisch of Beverly Hills for a discussion about governing with Jewish values and creating inclusive, diverse communities.

Duration:00:40:30

Search for Meaning with Tamar and Phil Koosed and Rabbi Yoshi

7/9/2019
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Tamar and Phil Koosed are the co-founders of Save the Syrian Children, an organization that collects and ships desperately-needed medical supplies and clothing to refugees of the violence in Syria. Rabbi Yoshi speaks with them regarding their mission and what drives them to make meaningful change in the world.

Duration:00:48:23

Search for Meaning with Paula Vogel and Rabbi Yoshi

7/1/2019
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Rabbi Yoshi talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel about her personal Jewish journey and the development of her play "Indecent," on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles in Summer 2019.

Duration:00:52:23