Fearless Interventions

Fearless Interventions

Fearless Intervention is a podcast hosted by Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel, two friends who explore various topics related to life, current events, and other fun topics. With their sharp wit and unique perspectives, Max and Jacob offer a refreshing take on the world around us.


June 24, 2024 45 mins

In this episode of Fearless Interventions, hosts Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel engage in a compelling conversation with music producer Aviad Poznansky. This episode is packed with discussions about Aviad's early life, deep connections to music and the Jewish community, and his journey from classical training to contemporary production. Aviad shares insights into his creative process, his favorite projects, and the influence o...

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In this episode of Fearless Interventions, Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel are joined by Bridgette Proulx, a trailblazing hockey broadcaster. Bridgette shares her journey from growing up talking hockey with her dad to breaking into the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting. She discusses her career path, the challenges she's faced, and her thoughts on the future of the PWHL and women's hockey. Tune in to hear Bridgett...

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In this captivating episode of *Fearless Interventions*, join hosts Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel for an enlightening conversation with renowned sex educator Logan Levkoff. Delve into Logan's journey, uncovering the challenges she faces, debunking common misconceptions about sexual education, and examining the profound impact of technology and societal pressures on teen sexuality. 

Logan shares heartfelt anecdotes, explo...

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In this episode of Fearless Interventions, host Max Alperstein and cohost Jacob Finkel welcome AJ Edelman, 

a dual American-Israeli citizen and Israel’s most decorated skeleton athlete. Edelman shares his background, growing up in a modern Orthodox Jewish home, representing Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and his current role in bobsledding. 

The discussion covers Jewish history, contemporary issues facing the Jewish commu...

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 Max and Jacob Sit down with Cam Neely to discuss his transition from a professional ice hockey player to an executive role in the NHL, his experiences, challenges, and successes in both roles, and his philanthropic work with the Cam Neely Foundation supporting cancer patients and families. Neely reflects on notable moments in his career and lessons learned and offers advic...

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In the 17th episode of Fearless Interventions, Max and Jacob Finkel invite esteemed guest Yehudah Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, to join them. This dynamic conversation unfolds alongside the host of the Identity podcast, delving deep into the intricate discourse surrounding Jewish identity both in Israel and America.

Through this engaging dialogue, listeners are treated to an exploration of the multifaceted con...

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Join hosts Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel in an eye-opening episode of Fearless Interventions featuring Lily Rabinoff-Goldman, the visionary CEO of JCC Greater Boston. Dive into Lily's remarkable journey, from her upbringing to leading a successful $5 million fundraising campaign for JCC's lobby renovation. Discover how Lily's commitment to inclusivity and Jewish traditions shapes the vibrant community at JCC Greater B...

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Dr. Jonathan Golden: Jewish Pluralism, Israel Studies, and Current Challenges - Fearless Interventions Ep. 15

In this episode, Max and Jacob engage in a conversation with the distinguished Dr. Jonathan Golden.

About the Guest: Dr. Golden is a renowned educator and the Director of Wellspring Leadership Initiatives at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. With over two decades of experience at Gann Academy, his expertis...

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Welcome back to Fearless Interventions! In Episode 13, Max and Jacob dive into thought-provoking conversations with Jacob's friends: Nell, a Jewish girl attending Newton North High School; Kellen, a Christian boy also attending Newton North High School; and Sunny, an Indian Hindu boy from the same school.

They cover an array of topics, including

  • NYC versus Boston

  •  Feminism

  •  the complex dynamics of Israel and Hamas

  • ...
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Embark on a riveting journey as Host Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel bring you Episode 13 of Fearless Interventions! We're honored to welcome Guy Wolf, a former Israeli soldier in the IDF and our past camp counselor, as he unveils the pulse of Gaza, Palestine, and Israel. Join us for a candid exploration into the current landscape, offering personal insights and gripping revelations. Brace yourself for an unfiltered dive into t...

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Join hosts Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel in an engaging conversation 12 of Fearless Interventions with Rafi Josselson, a passionate autistic teenager specializing in autism advocacy. Rafi shares compelling stories in this captivating episode and delves into his profound connection with Judaism. Exploring profound topics such as the "double sympathy theory," Rafi offers unique perspectives while Max and Jacob expertly na...

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🎶 Welcome to Fearless Interventions Episode 11! 🎶 In this special edition, host Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel are joined by the talented Carl from Six13 for an intimate musical conversation. Despite the absence of the full group, Carl brings his passion for a cappella harmonies to the forefront, sharing unique insights and captivating stories. Tune in as Carl reminisces about his childhood experiences...

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Welcome, dear listeners, to Episode 10 of Fearless Interventions! We can hardly believe it ourselves—reaching double digits is a milestone worth celebrating! And what better way to mark this significant occasion than by bringing you an episode packed to the brim with inspiration and innovation.

In this landmark episode, Max and Jacob had the honor of sitting down with the phenomenal Abigail Ruttenberg. Buckle up and get ready for a...

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In the exciting ninth episode of Fearless Interventions, hosts Max and Jacob have a captivating conversation with Eliza Kanner, exploring her life as Miss Connecticut and a Patriots cheerleader. They go behind the scenes, revealing her experiences. But the episode goes further. Max and Jacob bravely tackle complex topics, discussing Israel, Zionism, and Antisemitism. Together, they unravel the deep meanings behind these ideas. Join...

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In Episode 8 of Fearless Interventions, hosts Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel sit down with football legend Matt Bernstein, also known as "The Hebrew Hammer." From his high school days, where he excelled in multiple positions, to his college football stardom at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Matt's journey is marked by passion and determination. As an undrafted NFL player and later an Arena Football League stand...

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In Episode 7 of Fearless Interventions, Max and Jacob discuss various topics. They talk about their return to podcasting, their plans for the future, dream guests for their show, Barbie and Oppenheimer, and their experiences leading up to their junior year. They also touch on personal role models, mental health, and their summer camp experiences. The podcast concludes with them sharing a humorous song they created and an invita...

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Get ready for the mind-blowing 7th episode of Fearless Intervention podcast, hosted by the one and only Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel! #PodcastPowerhouses In this episode, we have the sensational Ebonie Smith, an award-winning music producer, audio engineer, and the visionary founder of Gender Amplified. #MusicMagic #WomenInMusic

With impressive degrees from NYU and Columbia University, Ebonie is a true industry powerhouse. Curre...

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Join Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel on Fearless Interventions Ep. 5 as they dive into an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with #RabbiCosgrove, the senior rabbi of Park Avenue Synagogue. Get ready for an #InsightfulConversation as they explore the nuances of #JudaismToday, reflecting on its relevance and impact on #WhoWeAre as individuals. Tune in to discover a captivating dialogue that challenges preconceptions and spa...

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In Episode 4 of #FearlessInterventions, hosts Max Alperstein and Jacob Finkel delve into the world of sports, share personal stories, discuss summer plans, and unveil exciting future plans for the podcast. Tune in as they analyze epic sports moments, reveal inspiring anecdotes, share their summer adventures, and provide a sneak peek into upcoming episodes and special guests. Get ready for an action-packed episode that will leave yo...

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Welcome to a captivating episode of #FearlessInterventions! Join Max and Jacob as they embark on a heartfelt discussion about the profound meaning of #camp in their lives, sprinkled with delightful anecdotes that are sure to make you chuckle. This time, they are thrilled to welcome two remarkable guests: Itay and Jeremy. Hailing all the way from #Israel, Itay mesmerizes us with his riveting tales, spanning from the joys of everyday...

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