Jew Too Podcast

Jew Too Podcast

Jew Too? Tales of the Mixed Multitude is a podcast created and produced by Rabbi Emily Cohen, Lab/Shul’s Rabbinic Resident, in partnership for its second season with B’nai Jeshurun’s Jewish Home Project. Jew Too highlights the stories, struggles, and visions of the many faces of our community-- including Jews of color, queer Jews, and those of us with interfaith and hybrid identities.

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May 22, 2020 30 min
Meet Beryl, Luis, and Sian-- 3 Jews who converted to Judaism. In this episode, they share stories of how they found home in Jewish spaces and how their multiple identities intersect as Jews in New York City. This episode is produced in partnership with B’nai Jeshurun and Lab/Shul in NYC
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In this episode, meet Yitz Jordon (Y-LOVE) and Kim Cohen, two Jews of Color in New York City. We dig into their stories of navigating Jewish communities where white Jews are - accurately or not - considered normative, and discuss questions of history, belonging, race in the American and Jewish contexts, and the hope for a multiculturally-grounded future. This episode is produced in partnership with B'nai Jeshurun in NYC
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In this episode, we hear from 2 NYC-based Rabbis-- Roly Matalon of B'nai Jeshurun and Amichai Lau-Lavie of Lab/Shul-- along with 2 interfaith couples-- Danielle and Aamir, and Lisa and John-- about the joys, challenges, complexities, and gifts religiously diverse families bring.
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On January 5, 2020, Jews and allies from around the NYC area and beyond, gathered to march in response to a significant uptick in antisemitic attacks. Along the way, I became a bit of a field reporter and spoke with a number of folks, asking them to share about why they were present and how their own politics intersect with their Judaism. This episode is produced in partnership with B'nai Jeshurun and Lab/Shul
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In this episode, meet Cecily-- a member of BJ who became Jewish shortly before her wedding many years ago-- and Jenny and Lucy-- a mother and daughter who are members of Lab/Shul and part of a multiheritage family. In this episode, we delve into some big questions about secular vs. religious traditions, how to navigate Hanukkah in a society where Christmas is everywhere, and whether or not getting a Christmas tree is indeed a b...
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In this episode, our first in partnership with B'nai Jeshurun, meet Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie of Lab/Shul and Rabbi Shuli Passow of B'nai Jeshurun: two clergy who have experiences of seeking, offering, and enhancing welcome in diverse Jewish spaces. Rabbi Amichai and Rabbi Shuli share their stories of navigating our shifting Jewish world and reconciling their needs and desires with a number of communities. Recorded just befor...
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It's a new season at "Jew Too," with opportunity for new collaboration! Curious about the partnership between Lab/Shul and B'nai Jeshurun? In this mini episode, Rabbi Emily Cohen of "Jew Too" and Lab/Shul, and Rabbi Felicia Sol of B'nai Jeshurun, set the tone for the episodes to come by delving into the risks and rewards of this season's holy, challenging conversations
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May 25, 2019 30 min
“Jew Too” is back with this first episode of a new season, featuring two people raising Jewish children in world that’s only been possible for the last few decades. This episode features Reverend Barbara Becker, Isaac Luria, and a guest appearance by Reverend Donna Schaper Learn more at www.jewtoopodcast.com.
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In this extended interivew, Lex, a rabbinical student at ALEPH and co-host of Judaism Unbound, offers more of his stories of growing up Reform, his roundabout draw to the rabbinate, and his relationship with and views upon HUC-JIR's (the Reform seminary's)policy barring intermarried students from several programs.
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August 10, 2018 33 min
In this episode, meet Lex, Rabbi Jessica, and Rabbi Daniel. Lex and Rabbi Jessica are a student and graduate of ALEPH, the Renewal rabbinical program, and both have experiences of being intermarried. Rabbi Daniel, a Reform rabbi and child of an intermarried couple, delivered his senior sermon about HUC's policy not to admit intermarried students to rabbinical, cantorial, or Jewish educator degree programs. The three of them sha...
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In this episode, re-meet the Cohens: representatives of 3 generations of an American-Jewish (or Jewish-American) family. This episode offers space to discuss components of Jewish identity from vastly different perspectives. (One shared perspective that has nothing to do with the episode except for the title: we all love Harry Potter.)
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In this episode, meet the Cohens: representatives of 3 generations of an American-Jewish (or Jewish-American) family. This episode offers space for each Cohen to share about experiences of upbringing and Jewish connective points. This is a 2-part episode, so stay tuned for the concluding half! Learn more here: https://www.jewtoopodcast.com/episode-9-1/
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May 27, 2018 32 min
In this episode, meet Ezra, Chayva, and Rachel: 3 Jews who have had experiences of deep welcome within the Reform community for themselves and for their dear ones who are not Jewish.  This episode comes as a response to the untimely death of Rabbi Aaron Panken (z''l), the 12th president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. As the Reform movement grieves, this podcast highlights the degree to which Reform J...
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In this extended interivew, Margo, a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, offers more of her stories of living and eating Jewishly with her Southern and Catholic family, many a Passover seder, and why the Hillel sandwich always makes her smile.
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In this episode, meet Elyssa, Margo, and Lianna: 3 future clergy who have families comprised of Jews and people of other faiths. They share stories about family, Passover, and the role of tradition in their lives.
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In this extended interview, Stefano (one of our guests for the "Jews by Choice, Y'all" episode) offers much more of his story, discussing his journey to Judaism and his take on the role of Jews from mixed heritage in the Jewish future. Learn more at https://www.jewtoopodcast.com/episode-5-stefano/
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March 9, 2018 43 min
In this episode, meet Chris (also featured in January's "Rough Cut"), Stefano, and Anne: 3 Jews who were raised in homes where Judaism wasn't practiced and who entered into Judaism formally as adults. Their other shared trait? They're all from the South: Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia, to be exact. Learn more at https://www.jewtoopodcast.com/episode-6-jews-by-choice/ and consider supporting the podcast while yo...
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In this extended conversation, Chris tells us all about his story, the difficulties and rewards of living in a Southern community largely populated by people who are not Jewish, and the supportive environment his mother --a Pentecostal minister-- offered him as a tween finding his way to Judaism.
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December 22, 2017 32 min
In this month's episode, we hear stories from Jew Too listeners who celebrate multiple holidays in December, or who bring loved ones of other faiths into Hanukkah celebrations. Learn about the delights of this season. www.jewtoopodcast.com
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December 15, 2017 43 min
In this extended interview, May (one of our guests for the "Patrilineal Jews" episode) offers much more of her story, discussing her Jewish journey and her vision for the Jewish future. Learn more at https://www.jewtoopodcast.com/episode-3-may-ye/
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