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Tishrei II - What do we gain from telling the same stories over and over again?

Tishrei II - What do we gain from telling the same stories over and over again?

October 25, 2019

A conversation about the wisdom gained from telling stories. I speak with Rebecca Entel, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College, where she also directs the Center for the Literary Arts. Rebecca is also the author of the novel Fingerprints of Previous Owners, and we speak about how stories are constructed and how repeated reading and telling of stories can deepen our understanding of those stories and ourselves. 

Tishrei - How can the sacred practice of chanting help us through the new year?

Tishrei - How can the sacred practice of chanting help us through the new year?

September 27, 2019

A conversation about song. I speak with Stacy Kafka, Cantorial Soloist and Jewish chanting/meditation leader, about how chanting can help us connect to The Feels of this holiday season.

Elul - How do we find ourselves in Shabbat and how to we find Shabbat in ourselves?

Elul - How do we find ourselves in Shabbat and how to we find Shabbat in ourselves?

August 28, 2019

A conversation about finding a meaningful Shabbat practice. I speak with Annie Matan, founder of Matanot Lev, Gifts of the Heart, Toronto’s radically inclusive, post halakhic Jewish community, about how Shabbat invites us into ease, meaning, presence, and connection.

Sivan - What does it mean to form a community?

Sivan - What does it mean to form a community?

June 13, 2019

A conversation about creating Jewish communities. I speak with Ariele Mortkowitz, creator of SVIVAH, and Lauren Spokane, the Lead Instigator and Board Chair of the New Synagogue Project, about their efforts in forming strong, modern, Jewish communities in the DC area.

Iyar - How can we move towards healing and wholeness?

Iyar - How can we move towards healing and wholeness?

May 22, 2019

A conversation about healing and wholeness. I speak with Rachel Brumberger, co-founder of Third Space Wellness, a gathering place and wellness space in Silver Spring, Maryland. We explore wisdom from the practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and how moving what is stagnant, being with our whole selves through the pains is a path to healing.

Nissan, Part 2 - How do Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas support women physically, mentally and emotionally throughout the birth process?

Nissan, Part 2 - How do Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas support women physically, mentally and emotionally throughout the birth process?

April 25, 2019

A conversation about the transitional power of birth. I speak with Michelle Cohen, a Birth Arts International trained postpartum doula and a Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga teacher, on how doulas support women to connect with their bodies and their babies, through breath, movement and mindful awareness.

Adar II/Nissan - How do we let all who are hungry come and and eat?

Adar II/Nissan - How do we let all who are hungry come and and eat?

April 3, 2019

Conversations with two Jewish women exploring innovative approaches to the call of Passover - Let all who are hungry come and eat. I speak with Naama HavivMAZON's Director of Development, and Rachel Sumekh, Founder & CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, on who is vulnerable to hunger in the United States and effective techniques to help alleviate and solve the problem.

Adar II, Part 1 - How can the mezuzah help us move through transition and create space for joy?

Adar II, Part 1 - How can the mezuzah help us move through transition and create space for joy?

March 14, 2019

Conversations with two Jewish woman on what the mezuzah can do to help us move through transition and create space for joy. I speak with Annie Matan, founder of Matanot Lev (Gifts of the Heart), and Rabbi Cherina Eisenberg, the founder of Hot Pink Torah: The Revelation of YOU!

Adar I - How can practicing Jewish Ritual and marking Jewish Time be a bridge to joy?

Adar I - How can practicing Jewish Ritual and marking Jewish Time be a bridge to joy?

February 14, 2019

Mickie Simon is a therapist in DC who has worked with women and girls for over 20 years. She is a founding task force member of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of a Washington at Adas Israel Congregation where she offers teachings that bridge mental health and wellness with Jewish Ritual. She is also a mentor, sister and mom of three girls.

Shevat - How Can Body Connection To Land, Water and Trees Help us Through Cycles in our Lives?

Shevat - How Can Body Connection To Land, Water and Trees Help us Through Cycles in our Lives?

January 15, 2019

Conversations with three Jewish women about how body connection to land, water, and trees help us move through cycles in our lives. I talk with Naomi Malka, Director of the Adas Community Mikvah in Washington, DC, Sharon Rosen, healer of Heart of Self-Care, and Sara Shalva, Assistant Director at Pearlstone Retreat Center.