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Dialogue: A Podcast on the Cutting Edge of Jewish Thought

Welcome to the Dialogue podcast, where we explore the cutting edge of Jewish thought in conversation with Jewish leaders from the Reconstructionist movement and beyond.

Our first episodes were released in August 2015 as part of our Cutting Edge Judaism feature.

 

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Episode 1: New Jewish Spaces (Interview with Rabbi Shira Stutman)

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Episode 1: New Jewish Spaces (Interview with Rabbi Shira Stutman) by Jewishrecon

In this interview, Rabbi Shira Stutman reflects on the promise and potential of an open, welcoming and pluralistic synagogue and community space. 

 

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A transcript of this podcast is available here. 

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Rabbi Shira Stutman serves as Director of Jewish Programming at Sixth & I in Washington, DC. Her focus is to make Jewish meaning and build Jewish community for young professionals. When not at Sixth & I, she serves as the scholar-in-residence for the National Women’s Philanthropy program at the Jewish Federations of North America. She is a member of the board of directors of Jews United for Justice and on the J Street rabbinic cabinet. She graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2007, where she was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. 

The interview for this podcast was conducted by Hila Ratzabi, Editorial Associate for Ritualwell.org. Audio editing and production by Rabbi Michael Fessler, Editor of Jewishrecon.org.

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Director of Jewish Programming, Sixth and I

Episode 2: Acting Sustainably (Interview with Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb)

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Episode 2: Acting Sustainably (Interview with Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb) by Jewishrecon

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A transcript of this podcast is available here. 

 

Show Notes

The interview for this podcast was conducted by Hila Ratzabi, Editorial Associate for Ritualwell.org. Audio editing and production by Rabbi Michael Fessler, Editor of Jewishrecon.org. 

Rabbi Dobb is chair of COEJL (the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life), and has  served as the rabbi at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD since 1997. He is the immediate past Chairperson of Maryland/Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light and past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis.  He has helped Adat Shalom become a widely-acclaimed green spiritual center and has been active within and beyond Adat Shalom on social and economic justice, LGBTQ and gender equality and progressive Israel education and advocacy, as well as eco-Judaism.  A Wexner Graduate Fellow, Fred received a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2009. His nine- and five-year old children provide both impetus for, and limits upon, his activist rabbinate.

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Rabbi, Congregation Adat Shalom

Episode 3: Rainbow Tallit Baby (Interview with Aurora Mendelsohn)

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Episode 3: Rainbow Tallit Baby (Interview With Aurora Mendelsohn) by Jewishrecon

Aurora Mendelsohn grew up in a Reconstructionist community. In this interview, she shares how that background has shaped her own Jewish life, and reflects on the challenges and opportunities facing new generations of committed progressive Jews.

The interview for this podcast was conducted by Hila Ratzabi, Editorial Associate for Ritualwell.org. Audio editing and production by Rabbi Michael Fessler, Editor of Jewishrecon.org. 

Transcript

A transcript of this podcast is available here. 

Aurora Mendelsohn has written about the intersection of feminism, Jewish ritual and liturgy for the past decade. At different times she has crafted new liturgy and prayers, served on the board of a pluralistic, urban Jewish day school,  directed Jewish programming at a camp for children with developmental disabilities, and been involved in independent minyanim. She blogs about the effect of growing up Reconstuctionist on her perspectives on theology, practice and parenting at RainbowTallitBaby and co-founded Hagbah, a Facebook discussion group for observant, progressive feminist Jews. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and three children.

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