Mimi recommends contacting your local Jewish social services agency and asking how you can volunteer to help some older adults.
Zahava recommends The Women’s Balcony, a film by Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon
Tamar recommends The Ohel, a video about visiting the grade of the Lubavitcher rebbe, and donating to the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about the choice to be childfree, with writer Chanel Dubofsky. In our second segment we’re talking about the film Band Aid with the film’s director and co-star Zoe Lister-Jones.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about Jewish weddings–how can/should we create Jewish wedding rituals that are interesting, relevant, and/or feminist? And for our second segment we’re talking about a divisive piece in Jewish Currents called, A Taxonomy of Stupid Shit the Jewish Establishment Says to Millennials by David A.M. Wilenksy and Gabriel T Erbs.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about Rabbi Wolff, a documentary about a German/British Reform rabbi, and then we’ll be sharing some of our favorite insights from the haggadah.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about the bomb threats to JCCs, and Queen Esther beauty pageants–a fascinating, inclusive and problematic chapter in Zionist history.
This month on the podcast we’re talking about the documentary There are Jews here, by filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, and the recent Executive Order banning people from seven countries from coming into the US.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about Jerusalem (the exhibit at the Met, and the City), and sufganiyot.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about what it’s like to be a female rabbi, and what it’s like to be a rebbetzin. For our first segment we have a guest, Rabbi Aviva, who is the rabbi of a Conservative congregation on the East Coast. For our second segment we have Beth, who was a rebbetzin for 8 years in Chicago.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about Yizkor, the memorial prayer that’s said on Yom Kippur, and about what it’s really like to be a single Jewish woman looking for a partner. For the second segment we’ll be joined by Deena, a single Jewish woman in New York who will give us some real talk.
This week on the podcast we’re talking about the new podcast Kaddish: The Podcast, and for that segment we’ll be joined by creator and producer Ariana Katz, and for our second segment we’ll be talking about the new movie Indignation.
Kaddish: The Podcast
Kaddish:The Podcast in iTunes
Review of the book Indigation in the New York Times (spoilers)
Review in the New Yorker
Ariana recommends the August 12th Black Lives Matter action by JFREJ. Listen to the treyf podcast version.
Mimi recommends the The New Jewish Wedding by Anita Diamant and asks for suggestions of good things to read and listen to about making a Jewish wedding. She also recommends Debbie Friedman’s Mourner’s Kaddish.
Zahava recommends By the Arch of Titus: Spending Tisha B’Av in Rome by Jake Marmer in Tablet.
Tamar recommends visiting your local criminal court in preparation for Rosh Hashanah.