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Jewish Thought Leaders

Osher Marin JCC

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Jewish Thought Leaders
Jewish Thought Leaders

Jewish Thought Leaders

Osher Marin JCC

5
Followers
26
Plays
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JEWISH THOUGHT LEADERS is a production of the Koret Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. This podcast features talks that we have presented at our center. Each presentation is introduced by Joanne Greene, Director of our Center for Jewish Peoplehood.

Latest Episodes

Literary Cafà presents An Evening of Poetry with Ilya Kaminsky & Heather Altfeld

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Ilya Kaminsky, the Russian-Jewish poet will read selections of his work. The evening will also include a reading by local poet Heather Altfeld.

-1 sJUN 18
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Literary Cafà presents An Evening of Poetry with Ilya Kaminsky & Heather Altfeld

Avraham Burg on Israel, Zionism & Modern Jewish Identity

A vibrant conversation with one of the most visionary thinkers in Israel. As former speaker of the Knesset, Avraham Burg witnessed firsthand many of the most dramatic and critical moments in Israeli history. He offers a deeply personal and unique reflection on his countyÂ’s history, Zionism, and Jewish identity in the modern world. His insights came at a particularly poignant moment in time: on the eve of Yom HaÂ’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and closely following the elections in Israel.Â

85 MINMAY 14
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Avraham Burg on Israel, Zionism & Modern Jewish Identity

Rabbi David Ingber and Spirit Rock founder Sylvia Boorstein discuss Jewish Spirituality and Mindfulness.

Rabbi David Ingber, founder of the vibrant New York-based Renewal community Romemu sits down with Spirit Rock co-founder and friend Sylvia Boorstein, to explore the meditative mindfulness that lies at the core of their respective practices and teachings.

-1 s2018 JUL 2
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Rabbi David Ingber and Spirit Rock founder Sylvia Boorstein discuss Jewish Spirituality and Mindfulness.

Telling Our Israel Stories - Moth-Style

In honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut and Israel's 70th anniversary, a diverse collection of Marin CountyÂ’s Jewish community shared personal stories of their experiences in Israel, formatted in the style of The Moth. The program was a collaboration of Congregations Rodef Sholom and Kol Shofar, Brandeis Marin Day School and the Osher Marin JCC.

-1 s2018 JUN 19
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Telling Our Israel Stories - Moth-Style

Daniel Gordis on IsraelÂ’s Dilemma

Dr Daniel Gordis, senior vice president and the Koret Distringuished Fellow at Shalem College in College, writes a regular column for the Jerusalem Post and is a regular contributor to the New York Times. In this episode, he discusses Israel’s Dilemma: “the Occupation”, the Jewish Soul and Security and his most recent book, Israel: A concise history of a nation reborn.

91 MIN2018 JAN 29
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Daniel Gordis on IsraelÂ’s Dilemma

Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

Renowned for his absurdist short stories, Etgar Keret is one of Israel's literary titans and an award-winning filmmaker to boot. Holding a conversation with him surely requires a sharp brain and nerves of steel. That's where Ayelet Waldman comes in. The outspoken Berkeley author and activist will speak with Keret on the Marin JCC stage about "dark and surreal" themes in his work.

-1 s2017 MAY 16
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Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

Ambassador Dennis Ross

Ambassador Dennis Ross on Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.- Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today our ties to Israel are close—so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way.

-1 s2017 MAR 15
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Ambassador Dennis Ross

The Perils of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is now a leading cause of highway crashes, accounting for over 5,000 traffic fatalities and nearly a half a million serious injuries each year. In this episode, NY Times Pulitzer prize winning journalist Matt Richtel, author of A Deadly Wandering, discusses the dangers of distracted driving and is then joined, for a panel discussion, by Rabbi Chai Levy, Dr. Peg Sandel, and Larry Yermack.

83 MIN2016 JUN 10
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The Perils of Distracted Driving

Yehuda Kurtzer and Wajahat Ali in Conversation

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, explores how American Jews and Muslims can talk about Israel, peaceably, with Wajahat Ali, journalist, play write, & talk show host.

99 MIN2016 JUN 6
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Yehuda Kurtzer and Wajahat Ali in Conversation

Yossi Klein HaLevi - The Future of Democracy in Israel

The Future of Democracy in Israel is the topic of this presentation and discussion by Yossi Klein HaLevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and co-director of the InstituteÂ’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.

78 MIN2016 MAY 17
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Yossi Klein HaLevi - The Future of Democracy in Israel

Latest Episodes

Literary Cafà presents An Evening of Poetry with Ilya Kaminsky & Heather Altfeld

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Ilya Kaminsky, the Russian-Jewish poet will read selections of his work. The evening will also include a reading by local poet Heather Altfeld.

-1 sJUN 18
Comments
Literary Cafà presents An Evening of Poetry with Ilya Kaminsky & Heather Altfeld

Avraham Burg on Israel, Zionism & Modern Jewish Identity

A vibrant conversation with one of the most visionary thinkers in Israel. As former speaker of the Knesset, Avraham Burg witnessed firsthand many of the most dramatic and critical moments in Israeli history. He offers a deeply personal and unique reflection on his countyÂ’s history, Zionism, and Jewish identity in the modern world. His insights came at a particularly poignant moment in time: on the eve of Yom HaÂ’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and closely following the elections in Israel.Â

85 MINMAY 14
Comments
Avraham Burg on Israel, Zionism & Modern Jewish Identity

Rabbi David Ingber and Spirit Rock founder Sylvia Boorstein discuss Jewish Spirituality and Mindfulness.

Rabbi David Ingber, founder of the vibrant New York-based Renewal community Romemu sits down with Spirit Rock co-founder and friend Sylvia Boorstein, to explore the meditative mindfulness that lies at the core of their respective practices and teachings.

-1 s2018 JUL 2
Comments
Rabbi David Ingber and Spirit Rock founder Sylvia Boorstein discuss Jewish Spirituality and Mindfulness.

Telling Our Israel Stories - Moth-Style

In honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut and Israel's 70th anniversary, a diverse collection of Marin CountyÂ’s Jewish community shared personal stories of their experiences in Israel, formatted in the style of The Moth. The program was a collaboration of Congregations Rodef Sholom and Kol Shofar, Brandeis Marin Day School and the Osher Marin JCC.

-1 s2018 JUN 19
Comments
Telling Our Israel Stories - Moth-Style

Daniel Gordis on IsraelÂ’s Dilemma

Dr Daniel Gordis, senior vice president and the Koret Distringuished Fellow at Shalem College in College, writes a regular column for the Jerusalem Post and is a regular contributor to the New York Times. In this episode, he discusses Israel’s Dilemma: “the Occupation”, the Jewish Soul and Security and his most recent book, Israel: A concise history of a nation reborn.

91 MIN2018 JAN 29
Comments
Daniel Gordis on IsraelÂ’s Dilemma

Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

Renowned for his absurdist short stories, Etgar Keret is one of Israel's literary titans and an award-winning filmmaker to boot. Holding a conversation with him surely requires a sharp brain and nerves of steel. That's where Ayelet Waldman comes in. The outspoken Berkeley author and activist will speak with Keret on the Marin JCC stage about "dark and surreal" themes in his work.

-1 s2017 MAY 16
Comments
Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

Ambassador Dennis Ross

Ambassador Dennis Ross on Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.- Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today our ties to Israel are close—so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way.

-1 s2017 MAR 15
Comments
Ambassador Dennis Ross

The Perils of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is now a leading cause of highway crashes, accounting for over 5,000 traffic fatalities and nearly a half a million serious injuries each year. In this episode, NY Times Pulitzer prize winning journalist Matt Richtel, author of A Deadly Wandering, discusses the dangers of distracted driving and is then joined, for a panel discussion, by Rabbi Chai Levy, Dr. Peg Sandel, and Larry Yermack.

83 MIN2016 JUN 10
Comments
The Perils of Distracted Driving

Yehuda Kurtzer and Wajahat Ali in Conversation

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, explores how American Jews and Muslims can talk about Israel, peaceably, with Wajahat Ali, journalist, play write, & talk show host.

99 MIN2016 JUN 6
Comments
Yehuda Kurtzer and Wajahat Ali in Conversation

Yossi Klein HaLevi - The Future of Democracy in Israel

The Future of Democracy in Israel is the topic of this presentation and discussion by Yossi Klein HaLevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and co-director of the InstituteÂ’s Muslim Leadership Initiative.

78 MIN2016 MAY 17
Comments
Yossi Klein HaLevi - The Future of Democracy in Israel