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In the Spotlight: Ilana Kaufman

October 3, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with Ilana Kaufman, CEO of the Jews of Color Initiative, a philanthropic fund dedicated to justice and racial equality in the Jewish community.

In the Spotlight: Rabbi Diana Fersko

September 27, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by the Senior Rabbi at the Village Temple in New York City, author of We Need to Talk About Antisemitism, an urgent call not to ignore or minimize the spike in antisemitism.

In the Spotlight: David Bernstein

September 8, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin is joined by David Bernstein, a veteran Jewish advocacy leader and self-described liberal who broke with the far left for reasons illuminated in his book, “Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews.”

In the Spotlight: Joseph Berger

September 6, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with veteran NYT reporter Joseph Berger about “Elie Wiesel: Confronting the Silence,” the first biography that is a deep and powerful dive into the life of the late Nobel Peace Laureate and esteemed sentinel of memory and responsibility.

In the Spotlight: David Wolpe

August 21, 2023
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After 26 years in the very-public pulpit of LA’s Sinai Temple, Rabbi David Wolpe speaks honestly with Abigail Pogrebin about his decision to retire, what he’s taking with him, and his message to American Jews in this moment of increasing antisemitism and divisions around Israel.

In the Spotlight: Elizabeth Benedict

August 7, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin speaks with writer Elizabeth Benedict who captures the fear, confusion, and courage when facing a sudden, serious illness in her memoir Rewriting Illness: A View of My Own.

In the Spotlight: Avram Mlotek

August 2, 2023
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Abigail Pogrebin sits with Avram Mlotek, a rabbi, social activist, cantor, writer, actor, slam poet and co-founder of Base, a pluralistic home-centered outreach program for Jewish young adults.

A frank, funny, behind-the-scenes look at Tablet Magazine’s national hit podcast, ‘Unorthodox,’ with Abigail Pogrebin interviewing its newest host, Joshua Malina, and veteran co-hosts Stephanie Butnick and Liel Liebowitz.

In the Spotlight: Ammiel Hirsch

July 13, 2023
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Rabbi Hirsch of NYC’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss being a Zionist activist rabbi, the Re-CHARGING Reform Judaism Conference, and The Lilac Tree, his book that presents a worldview drawn from Jewish and general wisdom.

Award-winning documentary producer and the sister of acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg, Nancy Spielberg discusses her work, her childhood and the intensity of learning her mother’s biggest secret — which she did for the first time by reading the script for ‘The Fabelmans,’ her brother’s Oscar-nominated