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Seekers of Meaning Seekers of Meaning 2/11/2022: Dr. Robert Singer, Virtua Health cardiologist, on heart health

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Feb 10
JSA2017-22: Rabbi David Levin, Jewish Relationships Initiative

Rabbi David Levin visits this episode of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast to discuss his new JEWISH RELATIONSHIPS INITIATIVE. The Jewish Relationships Initiative is a nonprofit organization formed to provide outreach focusing on the unaffiliated Jewish population of Greater Philadelphia.  JRI seeks to create relationships through meaningful connection to Jewish wisdom, ritual and community.  We do this through lifecycle events, study and learning, conversation and connection to others. [spp-player] ABOUT RABBI LEVIN [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="154"] img Rabbi David Levin[/caption] David Levin is a Reform rabbi ordained from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion (NY).  David serves the community of Greater Philadelphia. He also devotes his time to special projects including Jewish Sacred Aging, teaching and free speech issues on the college campus. David worked with the Union for Reform Judaism in the Congregational Network as a Rabbinical Director serving the East Coast congregations.  He also had the honor of working at Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, PA. David Levin is a Fellow with Rabbis Without Borders, an interdenominational rabbinic group affiliated with CLAL. David Levin proudly claims to be one of Rabbi Louis Frishman’s (z”l) “Temple Kids”, from Temple Beth El in Spring Valley, NY.  David attended the University of Chicago earning an AB in Economics. He went on to the New York University Graduate School of Business where he earned an MBA in Finance.  Before becoming a rabbi, David enjoyed a career centered in banking and real estate finance, and he also worked in the family garment business.

Oct 25, 2017
Podcast #3: Dennis Budinich, senior vice president and chief culture officer, Investors Bank

l Branch banking has truly evolved over the past few years examining the physical space, the technology and people skills for future success. This will impact the marketing and selling of all bank services. More emphasis has been placed on the redesign of the interior, and the recruiting, training/mentoring of new branch frontline teams to provide a wider range of services. In this third of three podcasts from the 10/5/2017 NJ Bank Marketing Association seminar, Dennis Budinich, senior vice president and chief culture officer of Investors Bank, discusses keeping employees engaged.

1h 1m
Oct 24, 2017
Podcast #2: Cris Gunter, AIA, NCAR, senior associate vice president, CallisonRTKL

Branch banking has truly evolved over the past few years examining the physical space, the technology and people skills for future success. This will impact the marketing and selling of all bank services. More emphasis has been placed on the redesign of the interior, and the recruiting, training/mentoring of new branch frontline teams to provide a wider range of services. In this second of three podcasts from the 10/5/2017 NJ Bank Marketing Association seminar, Cris Gunter, senior associate vice president with CallisonRTKL, is the presenter.  

Oct 24, 2017
Bank Marketing Association Seminar Podcasts: New Retail & Business Banking Space

Branch banking has truly evolved over the past few years examining the physical space, the technology and people skills for future success. This will impact the marketing and selling of all bank services. More emphasis has been placed on the redesign of the interior, and the recruiting, training/mentoring of new branch frontline teams to provide a wider range of services. In this first of three podcasts from the 10/5/2017 NJ Bank Marketing Association seminar, Tim Quinn discusses the physical branch.  

1h 5m
Oct 24, 2017
Lubetkin on Communications 10/21/2017: PRSA New Jersey "Content Marketing & Storytelling Panel"

Media relations has been a mainstay of the PR industry for decades, but that’s changing, especially as newsrooms shrink. Companies large and small are now telling their own stories, publishing them on SEO-enhanced online news hubs, and getting bottom-line results. Brand journalism (also known as content marketing) is dramatically changing how we practice PR. Skillfully written news reports that resonate with customers and humanize a company’s message are the new PR frontier. In this episode of the Lubetkin on Communications podcast, we present a panel program from the Public Relations Society of America's New Jersey Chapter, held October 19, 2017 in Rahway, NJ.

1h 40m
Oct 21, 2017
JSA2017-21: Author Jackie Becker, "Raging Against Aging"

On this episode of the  author Jacqueline Becker discusses her book, , a collection of personal narratives about getting older reluctantly, or as Jackie puts it, "ranting and raving, laughing and crying, stretching and kvetching." [spp-player] ABOUT THE GUEST Jacqueline Becker, a retired teacher, still works as a private tutor specializing in reading and writing.

Oct 06, 2017
JSA2017-20 Rabbi Ben David on new book, story of creation

Rabbi Ben David, senior rabbi of Congregation Adath Emanu-El, Mount Laurel. NJ, returns to the  to discuss (ORDER THE BOOK HERE)  the book of essays he recently edited for the CCAR Press. The book is an anthology of creative responses to and inspired interpretations of the story of Creation. Midrash, biblical criticism, literature, theology, climate justice, human rights, history, and science are just some of the fields through which the Creation story is examined by such thinkers as Rabbi Richard F. Address, founder of; Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Dr. Alyssa Gray, Rabbi Aaron Panken, PhD, Rabbi Mira Wasserman, PhD, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, and many others. ABOUT THE GUEST img RABBI BENJAMIN DAVID was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. He is the son of Rabbi Jerome and Peggy David. He attended Cherry Hill High School East and Muhlenberg College, where he majored in English Literature. In 1999, he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004, he was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. While in rabbinic school, he served numerous congregations, including Kol Hanishama of Jerusalem, Temple Beth Am of Monessen, PA and Temple Shaaray Tefila of Manhattan. He also served as intern at the Jewish Guild for the Blind and the Makor Steinhardt Center. He received numerous awards in the field of Talmud and Hebrew Literature and was the cofounder of Davar Aher, a student review. From 2005-2012, he served as assistant and associate rabbi at Temple Sinai of Roslyn, working closely with youth and teens, overseeing the Hebrew High School program, officiating at lifecycle events, teaching broadly, and helping to further develop the congregation’s social action, community organizing, and interfaith programs. A competitive distant runner, he has completed sixteen marathons and twenty half marathons. He is a co-founder of the Running Rabbis, a social justice initiative that works with clergy worldwide to run and walk in the name of worthy causes. Rabbi David is also active in the Jewish Federation of South Jersey, especially within the Young Adult Division, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and is on the advisory board for The Voice. He is married to Lisa David, the Associate Director of Camp Harlam.  They also met at Camp Harlam, where they both spent time as campers, counselors, and supervisors. They have three children, Noa, Elijah, and Samuel.  

Sep 22, 2017
JSA2017-19 - Dawn Mastoridis, National Marketing Director, ReServe 2017-19 - Dawn Mastoridis, National Marketing Director, ReServe - 9/8 2017-19 - Dawn Mastoridis, National Marketing Director, ReServe - 9/8

Dawn Mastoridis, national marketing director of ReServe, visits the podcast to describe the organization's efforts to place retired experts in temporary assignments at companies and nonprofit organizations around the country. [spp-player] ABOUT THE GUEST Dawn Mastoridis is ReServe’s National Marketing Director responsible for expanding ReServe’s community partnerships with nonprofit and public organizations. Dawn is dedicated to enhancing ReServe’s national footprint to extend across the country allowing the talents of our ReServists to facilitate significant social change in the areas of healthcare, education, poverty fighting and capacity building. For over 20 years, Dawn has served in leadership roles within a variety of human service organizations. Her career initially focused on developing and directing Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education programs for children with special needs. Dawn then went on to serve as an Executive Director for two leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping people with challenges to employment and economic well-being. A critical part of all her roles has been strategic planning, program development, community outreach and marketing. Dawn is a creative professional well-versed in website development, hard print and online marketing, graphic design, event planning and high impact presentations. Additionally, Dawn has clinical expertise in the fields of developmental disabilities, addiction, mental health counseling, special education, child development and vocational rehabilitation. Dawn is also a strong advocate for the economically disadvantaged and proud supporter of programs that combat social injustice.

Sep 08, 2017
PodcastSteve's Radio Archives: 8/26/1976 Aircheck, Hidden Bobbie Gentry Songs in "Ode to Billy Joe" Movie

In 1976, Robbie Benson and Glynnis O'Connor starred in a movie version of the Bobbie Gentry folk classic, "Ode to Billy Joe." At the time of the movie's release, I was a student DJ at WMCX-FM at Monmouth University. I was also the "production engineer" for some basement tape recordings my dad made with a musical colleague from Fort Monmouth, NJ who happened to be Bobbie Gentry's brother. After one visit with his sister during which he shared the music tapes he and my dad recorded, he returned with a complete set of Bobbie Gentry albums for me. Needless to say, I became very familiar with her music, and when I saw the movie, I was quite surprised by all the hidden references to her other songs in the movie. None of that got very much attention at the time, so I decided to do a radio show special focusing on the hidden references. That show aired August 26, 1976 and is shared here for the first time in podcast form.  

Sep 01, 2017
PANJ Radio "In the Green Room," 8/29/2017: Steve Lubetkin, The Business of Podcasting

Steve was a guest August 29, 2017 on "In the Green Room," a radio talk show on Internet radio station, based in Lambertville, NJ. He talked about his career in radio and print journalism, and discussed the book, 

Aug 31, 2017
MCBP 48: Terry Beck - A Train of Thought

  On this edition of the  we chat with Texas-based author Terry Beck, whose book,  is a collection of stories based on Terry's 40 years of experience working the Santa Fe Railroad. [spp-player] You can learn more about Terry's writing on his Facebook page. He also blogs and you can follow him on Twitter Buy Terry's book here

Aug 25, 2017
JSA2017-18: Jerry Rothkoff, Elder Care Attorney

On this episode of the elder law attorney Jerold Rothkoff discusses important issues of legal and estate planning for seniors and their care givers.  [spp-player] ABOUT THE GUEST [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="202"] img Jerold Rothkoff[/caption] Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, where he dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of elder law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans benefits, estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. Jerry Rothkoff has been, and continues to be, an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about elder law. He is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and author for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education, as well as non-profit and professional organizations. He is the former co-host of SeniorTalkRadio on AM 860 WWDB. He has made numerous other radio and television appearances in which he discussed legal rights of the elderly. Jerry Rothkoff is the author and founder of the , a newsletter of current news and issues concerning the elderly and disabled. He is also the author and editor of the , the  , as well as co-editor of , published by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division on Aging, 2003 Edition. He is Past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association.  He is also the former Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Community activities include being a member of the Board of Directors of the Twilight Wish Foundation and the Delaware Valley Stroke Council. He also is involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. Jerry Rothkoff is a 1986 graduate of Syracuse University. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from the Widener University School of Law, and began work at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law firm. In February 2000, he opened his own elder law practice. Outside of his elder law practice, Mr. Rothkoff and his wife, Erica, keep busy with their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fourteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

Aug 25, 2017
JSA2017-17: Andrew Gurman MD, immediate past president, American Medical Association

Andrew Gurman MD, the immediate past president of the American Medical Association, and a hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, PA, is the guest on this week's edition of the  Dr. Gurman discusses healthcare issues for Baby Boomers and the need for health insurance reform in the US. [spp-player] ABOUT THE GUEST [caption id="attachment_5331" align="alignleft" width="150"] img Andrew Gurman MD[/caption] Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopaedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pa., was the 171st president of the American Medical Association. Prior to becoming AMA president in June 2016, Dr. Gurman was an active and highly visible member of the AMA Board of Trustees, and both speaker and vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates during a period of change and refocus for the organization. In August 2016 Dr. Gurman was named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (No. 27). As the first hand surgeon and only the second orthopaedic surgeon to have served as AMA president, Dr. Gurman believes strongly that nurturing the profession is crucial for America’s physicians and the generation who will one day take their place. Born in New York City and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Dr. Gurman is a graduate of Syracuse University. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, in 1980. Dr. Gurman’s advocacy work in medicine began early as a student delegate to the AMA Student Business Session, precursor to the AMA Medical Student Section of today. After completing his surgical internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the combined Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein program in New York City, and a fellowship in hand surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Gurman entered practice in central Pennsylvania and became active in the local medical society and civic organizations. In addition to being a past president of the Blair County Medical Society in Pennsylvania, Dr. Gurman’s distinguished record includes past service as vice speaker and then speaker of the Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates, and as a two-time chair of the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Political Action Committee. He has also served as professional chair for the United Way campaign and as a member of the board of trustees of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Gurman resides in Hollidaysburg with his wife, Nancy. They have two grown children, and one grandchild.

Aug 11, 2017
One America Movement's Founder, Andrew Hanauer, is guest on Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

Andrew Hanauer, director of the One America Movement, is the guest on this week's  The One America Movement’s mission is to heal growing divisions in American society, to build human relationships that can cut through the isolated “bubbles” that increasingly define our country. One America's goal is to transform the way we interact with and see each other and to counter divisiveness in our communities and in the public sphere. The group brings people together across religious, racial, cultural and political divides to participate in community service projects. These service projects, and the shared meal and conversation that follow, are important vehicles for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to relate to each other as people and see beyond labels that divide us. One America was founded by Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders following the 2016 presidential election and launched with the support of the Jewish service organization Repair the World.  ABOUT THE GUEST Andrew Hanauer is the Director of the One America Movement and the Director of Faith-Based Partnerships at Repair the World. Andrew is a frequent public speaker at houses of worship of all kinds, and at venues including the United Nations, the National Press Club and Congressional briefings. Andrew serves on the steering committee of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition and on the board of directors of Bridges of Promise, a non-profit that funds school fees for children in East Africa. Prior to joining Repair the World, Andrew was the Campaigns Director at Jubilee USA, directed green job training programs in low-income communities in California and ran an after-school homework center at a public elementary school. Andrew has a BA in History from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Studies from the University of San Francisco.

Jul 28, 2017
JSA2017-16: Rabbi Jeff Salkin, author, The JPS B’nai Mitzvah Torah Commentary

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, author of the best-selling b'nai mitzvah guide, visits Rabbi Address on the  to discuss his newest book,  and trends in Bar and Bat Mitzvah practices across the Jewish spectrum.   ABOUT THE GUEST Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin joined Temple Solel of Hollywood, Fla. as Senior Rabbi on August 1, 2015.  He has a unique reputation among his colleagues. They call him an “activist for Jewish ideas.” He is recognized as one of the most thoughtful Jewish teachers of his generation. He describes his own life mission as: “I help people of all ages find spiritual meaning in Judaism.” Rabbi Salkin is a noted author who has written nine critically acclaimed books, published by Jewish Lights Publishing and the Jewish Publication Society. Several of his books have won national awards. He first came to national attention with his book, Putting God on the Guest List: How To Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The editor of two Torah commentaries, he is currently working on The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Torah, a “kid-friendly” commentary on the Torah and haftarot, to be published by the Jewish Publication Society. He has also written on such topics as the spirituality of work, masculinity and Judaism, interfaith relations, Israel, and Jewish history. He has also written articles for scholarly journals and encyclopedias. Rabbi Salkin is one of America’s most-quoted rabbis. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Readers Digest, and the Forward. His blog, “Martini Judaism; for those who want to be shaken and stirred”  ( won the Wilbur Award for Best Religion Blog of the year. He has spoken in more than one hundred North American communities — in synagogues, community centers, churches, and seminaries. He has served on the faculty of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Molloy College, Columbus State University, and the Academy for Jewish Religion. Rabbi Salkin has forged deep relations within the inter-religious world. He was one of the first rabbis to earn the Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He pioneered outreach to the Sikh community, and has created joint Jewish-Christian-Muslim study programs. Rabbi Salkin has been an “entrepreneur for Judaism” – serving congregations; creating an adult study institute in Atlanta; producing religious television shows, and serving as the New Jersey director of the Anti-Defamation League. Rabbi Salkin believes that his rabbinic mission can be summed up as follows: the translate Jewish texts and ideas into a modern idiom; To transmit these ideas and teachings, and to transform people’s lives, and the life of the entire Jewish community.

Jul 14, 2017
JSA2017-15: Hesh Zinman, LGBT Elder Initiative Philadelphia

The guest this week on the  is Heshie Zinman, chair of the LGBT ELDER INITIATIVE in Philadelphia. The LGBT Elder Initiative  is committed to assuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have rights and opportunities to live vibrant, creative and mutually supportive lives. To achieve this vision, the mission of the LGBTEI is to foster and advocate for services, resources and institutions that are competent, culturally sensitive, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT elders in the Delaware Valley and beyond. The LGBTEI is dedicated to building bridges between Aging and LGBT service and community organizations and consumers through advocacy, information, education and referral. [spp-player] ABOUT THE GUEST img HESHIE ZINMAN has a long history of activism on both the local and national level. He has a passionate commitment for the health and well-being of LGBT and HIV communities and helped shape the city’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic from the period of 1987-1998. He was a driving force behind the start-up of Action AIDS, AIDS Fund, SafeGuards Gay Men’s Health Project and Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. He founded the AIDS Library of Philadelphia (which today resides at Philadelphia FIGHT) and went on to become the Executive Director of the AIDS Information Network. Heshie has worked as HIV Community Relations Manager for Dupont Pharmaceuticals Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. He currently serves as board chair of the LGBT Elder Initiative. Heshie has served on many other boards of directors, most recently joining the board of Philadelphia Corporation For Aging and the Mayor's Commission on Aging. Born in Philadelphia, Heshie holds a BA degree from Penn State University and an MBA from St. Josephs University.

Jun 30, 2017
JSA2017-13: Mark Meridy, Dorot USA

This week's guest on the  is Mark Meridy, executive director of New York-based Dorot USA, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT’s diverse set of programs, as well as its focus on providing intergenerational connections to seniors, has ensured that DOROT’s clients have access to the resources they need to age with dignity, independence, and grace. ABOUT THE GUEST   Mark L. Meridy, a management specialist with expertise in gerontology, assumed the reins as Executive Director of DOROT in September 2009. He has over 25 years experience in non-profit management and administration, having served most recently as Director of Operations for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C. Mark also served at B’nai B’rith International as a specialist in senior housing issues, Deputy Director for the agency’s Center for Public Policy, and Associate Executive Vice President. During this time, he was the organization’s liaison to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to various congressional committees that focus on aging issues. Prior to joining B’nai B’rith, Mark was involved with a range of elder-related issues including senior transportation, home care, and day care for the elderly. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Certificate in Gerontology from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from American University.

Jun 16, 2017
JSA2017-12: Wendy Campbell, Alzheimers Association

  Alzheimer's Disease is the topic of the June 2, 2017 Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, as Rabbi Address welcomes Wendy Campbell, president of the DELAWARE VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION to the program. ABOUT THE GUEST Wendy Campbell is president and CEO of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association since 2000. She was previously vice president of support services at Pennsylvania Hospital. She holds an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health, an MBA from Columbia University Business School, and an AB in Government and Education from Smith College.

Jun 02, 2017
Dr. Michelle Friedman - Pastoral Counseling

Dr. Michelle Friedman, co-author of , is the guest on this episode of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast. ABOUT THE GUEST Michelle Friedman, MD, is the Founder and Sharon and Steven Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in Riverdale, NY. She received an MD from the NYU School of Medicine and has completed advanced training at the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. Dr. Friedman is a highly respected psychiatrist who focuses on the Jewish community and has a special interest in the rabbinate and pastoral counseling. In addition to her private practice and her role at YCT, Dr. Friedman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

May 19, 2017
Geoff Mitelman - Sinai and Synapses, Judaism and Science

  In the newest episode of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with RABBI GEOFFREY A. MITELMAN, the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, which "seeks to bridge the religious and scientific worlds, offering people a worldview that is scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting." ABOUT THE GUEST RABBI GEOFFREY A. MITELMAN is the Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses, an organization that bridges the scientific and religious worlds, and is being incubated at Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership His work has been supported by the John Templeton Foundation, Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, and his writings about the intersection of religion and science have appeared on the homepages of several sites, including The Huffington Post, Nautilus, Science and Religion Today, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and My Jewish Learning He has been an adjunct professor at both the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and the Academy for Jewish Religion, and is a sought-out teacher, presenter, and scholar-in-residence throughout the country. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where he received the Cora Kahn Prize from the Cincinnati faculty for the most outstanding sermon delivery and oratory. An alumnus of Princeton University, he received multiple prizes for outstanding scholarship in Biblical and Judaic studies. He was selected to be a member of the first cohort of Clal’s prestigious Rabbis Without Borders fellowship, a national program that seeks to position rabbis as American religious leaders and spiritual innovators who contribute Jewish wisdom to the American spiritual landscape. Additionally, he was chosen to be in the first group of the Balfour Brickner Rabbinic Fellowship, a a joint program with Clal and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism that aims to integrate Jewish textual tradition with modern social and political issues. He is on the advisory board of several organizations, including the 92nd St. Y’s “7 Days of Genius” Festival, as well as the URJ’s 6-Points Sci-Tech Academy. For seven years, he served as Assistant and then Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, and appeared on Jeopardy! in March 2016. He lives in Westchester County with his wife Heather Stoltz, a fiber artist, with their daughter and son.

May 05, 2017
Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast: Rabbi Sam Joseph on the state of Jewish Education

  On this edition of the  Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Sam Joseph, the Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. The conversation was recorded March 25, 2017 when Rabbi Joseph was appearing as the Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, NJ. ABOUT THE GUEST Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, Ph.D. is Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, where he teaches in the rabbinical school. His special interest is how Jewish institutions and organizations, from schools to synagogues to national groups, can be most excellent as they seek to fulfill their mission and vision. Toward this end, Rabbi Joseph works with such groups throughout the world. Most recently he taught at the first rabbinical seminary in Germany since the Holocaust, the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin as the Jacobs Fellow. In past years he worked with the Jewish community in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina. He is the founding rabbi of the liberal congregation in Hong Kong. Rabbi Joseph consults with rabbis, educators, administrators, communal leaders and lay leaders, supporting them as they lead their institutions and organizations. He is the author of four books and more than fifty articles in the area of education and leadership.

Apr 21, 2017
Lubetkin on Communications 04/19/2017: PRSA New Jersey "Meet the Media Panel"

On this episode of the Lubetkin on Communications podcast, we present this year's "Meet the Media" panel, sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The panel was held March 30, 2017 at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. The panelists were: __ __ Moderating the panel was Ken Hunter, APR, president of PowerStation Communications, Hillsborough, NJ, a member of the PRSA-NJ Board of Directors and Membership Co-Chair.  

Apr 19, 2017
Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast: Rachael Falk, Ph.D. Candidate, researching the research on impact of spirituality on end of life and mourning

This episode of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast features a conversation with Rachael Falk, a Psy.D. candidate in clinical psychology, about her doctoral research into spirituality as it relates to end of life and mourning rituals. ABOUT THE GUEST Rachael Falk, who is pursuing her Psy.D. in Clinical Pscyhology at William James College, was selected by the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs (COPTGP) as a student representative to their Board of Directors for 2016. The council is an international organization of graduate, internship, postdoctoral, and post-licensure programs that provides geropsychology training and seeks to assist and recognize academic institutions, internship and fellowship programs, and continuing education providers dedicated to the principles and practice of professional geropsychology. In addition to volunteering with organizations including the Alzheimer's Association and Portland Rehabilitation Management, Falk has completed practica at Ethos, a nonprofit that serves the elderly, and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass. She is currently completing a practicum at the Bedford VA Medical Center - Geropsychology Program.

Apr 14, 2017
Rabbi Peter Kasdan discusses screening for Jewish genetic diseases, on Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Peter Kasdan, retired rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Livingston, NJ, discusses his work with the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium and his efforts to encourage Jewish couples to take part in pre-marital genetic screening and counseling regarding these diseases.   ABOUT RABBI KASDAN Rabbi Peter Kasdan currently serves on the Bioethics Committee of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital, is the Rabbinic Advisor to both the Canavan Foundation and the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium and is the current Chair of The Central Conference of American Rabbi’s Taskforce on Jewish Genetic Disease. Rabbi Kasdan has received many awards in his rabbinate, but is most proud of his NFTY Life Membership Award, the Distinguished Service Award of the UAHC Fund For Reform Judaism, the CCAR’s 2007 Rabbi Samuel Cook Award for Lifetime Service in Youth Work and Temple Emanu-El’s 2001 Shofar Award for his life-long work in the area of Social Justice and Tikkun Olam.

Mar 31, 2017
David Zinner - Kavod v'Nichum

David Zinner, executive director of Kavod v'Nichum, a Maryland-based organization training Jewish communities and organizations in traditional Jewish funeral practices, is the guest on the March 17 Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast. Zinner describes the educational seminars and conferences held by the group’s training affiliate, the Gamliel Institute. Kavod v’Nichum (Honor and Comfort) encourages and assists the organization of bereavement committees and Chevra Kadisha groups in synagogues and communities so that they can perform Jewish funeral, burial, and mourning mitzvot; protect and shield bereaved families from exploitation; and provide information, education and technical assistance.

Mar 17, 2017
JSA2017-05: Rabbi Robyn Frisch, director of

On the Feb. 24 Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Robyn Frisch, director of the Philadelphia chapter of, discusses how she works with interfaith families to help them maintain connections to Judaism.

Feb 24, 2017
Middle Chamber Books Podcast #47: "When Men Have to Die" with Paul E. Zigo

Harry J. Whittinghill survived the hellish Bataan Death March in 1942 and wrote a memoir about it that his children brought to Brookdale Community College History Professor Paul E. Zigo. Zigo, a retired Army officer and founder of Brookdale's Center for World War II Studies, worked with Drew University History Prof. John McLaughlin and Marie D. Somers, director of communications of the New Jersey World War II Book Club, to bring the memoir to print, as When Men Have to Die. Zigo spoke with us about the upcoming 75th anniversary of the death march, and the lessons for a new generation from the experiences of the World War II era.

Feb 17, 2017