In this episode, Jen Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser speak about the Jewish views on death and dying with Rabbi Melanie Levav, founder and director of the Shomer Collective, a new Jewish organization focused on improving end-of-life experiences.
DIALOGUE - JENNIFER STERN GRANOWITZ AND ERIN BESER: HOW WE TALK ABOUT DEATH AND DYING – APRIL 14, 2021
Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Ellen Alt: How We Talk About Art Part II – April 7, 2021
Episode 7 is a part two of “How We Talk About Art.” Jen Stern Granowitz speaks with PAS Artist-in-Residence Ellen Alt about creative ways to integrate art into teaching
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: As Difficult as Splitting the Sea - April 6, 2021
Can a miracle be difficult for God? Follow Rabbi Cosgrove into a sea of stories and interpretations as we discover how building a relationship is like making a miracle.
Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz, Erin Beser and Rabbi Geoff Mitelman: How We Talk About Science
In this episode, Jen Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser speak with Rabbi Geoff Mitelman, the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses. The organization bridges the religious and scientific worlds, offering people a worldview that is scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting.
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: Sinners, Singers and Second Chances – March 20, 2021
We all make missteps. Sometimes we need to receive a second chance, and sometimes we need to offer one. Rabbi Witkovsky discusses the sacrificial system of Va-yikra as the Torah’s way of codifying the importance of second chances, a message we all need today.
Sermon - Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Kavod Shabbat In Covid - March 13, 2021
May we break Shabbat in order to keep Shabbat? The tension between working to make Shabbat and resting to have Shabbat is as old as Shabbat itself. Looking back over our pandemic year, Rabbi Cosgrove questions how our use of technology will affect how we keep Shabbat in the future.
Dialogue - Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser: How We Talk About Art
In this episode, Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser speak to Jewish educator and artist Sarah Damelin about the importance of integrating art in Jewish education to teach valuable critical thinking skills of exploration, interpretation, and decision making.
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: Don't Make Me Choose – March 6, 2021
Rabbi Cosgrove reflects on the vituperative reaction of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox to last week’s Supreme Court decision regarding conversion and the uncomfortable choice faced by diaspora Jewry.
Sermon – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove: From Within or Without? Leadership Lessons from Esther
Is it better to make change from the inside or outside? On our annual UJA Shabbat, Rabbi Cosgrove looks to the Megillah for two models of leadership that can guide our choices today.
Dialogue – Jennifer Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser: How We Talk About Purim
In this episode of How We Talk About, Jen Stern Granowitz and Erin Beser speak with Purim Spiel Director Cantor Rachel Brook about the adult themes of the Book of Esther, a biblical text that involves forced sex, substance abuse, genocide, and mass murder.
Sermon – Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky: Laws, Lincoln, and Lessons Learned
“Laws are the love language of the Torah.” Rabbi Witkovsky explores Parashat Mishpatim and an 1838 speech given by Abraham Lincoln. He shows the importance of laws in Jewish and American tradition and of ensuring that our laws reflect our values and are followed.