Hear for Good Podcast
An opportunity for the Jewish community of St. Louis to gather
and talk about the issues and events of the day
Jewish Federation of St. Louis has launched its first-ever podcast! Episodes will feature guests from a broad range of Jewish community organizations, congregations, schools, and programs. If you have ideas about people and events to feature on Hear for Good, contact Communications Manager Richard Jackoway at 314-442-3840 or RJackoway@JFedSTL.org.
Feb 6, 2020 | Hear for Good Podcast
Prof. Dan Ben-David came to St. Louis recently to talk about the work of his Shoresh Institution, an independent, non-partisan policy research center. The institution conducts evidence-based analyses of Israel’s economy and civil society. Ben-David explained to host Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, about how deficiencies in education, health care, and other areas pose existential threats to the State of Israel. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.
Jan 30, 2020 | Hear for Good Podcast
On Monday, Jan. 27, which was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center announced that over the next two years it will undergo an $18 million expansion, tripling the size of the Museum. In this episode, new Museum Executive Firector Sandra Harris joins Karen Sher, Vice President of Community Engagement, to discuss her new position and the future of the Museum.
Jan 10, 2020 | Hear for Good Podcast
New Jewish Federation of St. Louis CEO Brian Herstig had only been on the job for 26 hours when Hear for Good host Karen Sher welcomed him on the podcast! Brian talks about his family, his wealth of experience in the Jewish communal world, and his love for The Ohio State University. Find out even more about Brian by watching this YouTube video.
Dec 12, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
As the calendar year comes to a close, so does Federation’s Annual Campaign. But this time, there’s a twist. Karen Sher interviews Federation’s Vice President of Development Julie Gibbs and Director of Campaign Operations Joel Frankel to talk about the December Match, a way to double the impact of your donation to Federation.
Nov 15, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
As the violence in Israel and Gaza developed this week, our Hear for Good podcast taped a special episode to update our community on developments and Federation’s involvement with organizations providing aid to those affected. Host Karen Sher interviewed Mindee Fredman, who recently returned from a trip to Israel, and on Skype, Michael Oberlander, who was Federation’s Chief Philanthropy Officer and recently moved to Israel.
For our 14th episode of our podcast, Hear for Good went to Israel, specifically to our sister cities of Yokneam and Megiddo. Mindee Fredman, Federation’s Vice President of Community Impact, traveled to the region recently and she interviewed two community leaders who are helping run programs Federation invests in there, particularly the Ethiopian Jewish community.
The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is one of the largest and most respected festivals of its kind in the country. Now in its 41st year, the Festival returns Nov. 3 with famed fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi kicking off the fortnight of nationally known speakers who are either Jewish or writing on Jewish themes. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Amy Bornstein, Festival Director, about this year’s Festival and the year-round work that went into putting it together.
To put a spotlight on the issues those in poverty encounter every day, Congregation Temple Israel will host a community action poverty simulation experience in conjunction with National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community Engagement, talks with Nancy Litz, one of the co-chairs of the simulation event, and Felice Joyce, vice president for advocacy for the local section of NCJW, about the simulation and poverty in the St. Louis Jewish community.
Sep 23, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
Earlier this month Federation held its 118th Annual Meeting. In this podcast hear excerpts from the inspiring speeches. Outgoing Board Chair Gerry Greiman offers highlights from the yearlong work of the Federation; Patty Croughan discusses the State of the Federation from Patty; and newly installed board chair Greg Yawitz talks about the key elements of leadership.
Sep 18, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
On this week’s Hear for Good podcast, Becca Near, Federation’s Coordinator for Young Adult Engagement, and Evan Glantz, Board Chair of YPD, talk with host Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President, Community Engagement, about the recent relaunch of YPD and what it means for engaging young professionals in our Jewish community.
Sep 4, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
Aug 29, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
Women’s Philanthropy’s L’Chaim: Women Changing the World event returns September 24. The evening of celebration, community, and giving will feature Edie Lutnick, Co-Founder and President of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund as the keynote speaker. Hear for Good host Karen Sher interviews Stacy Wagerman, the Manager of Women’s Philanthropy, and Galia Movitz, one of the founders of the event, to talk about its history and those amazing bracelets!
Aug 12, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
Aug 1, 2019 | Hear for Good Podcast
In this special episode of Hear for Good, we bring you an interview that Kathy Lawton Brown of Classic 107.3, the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis, aired recently with Carol Staenberg, Chair of the Campaign Cabinet for the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. Carol and Kathy talk about the incredible that the Staenberg Family Foundation do in the arts community and particularly with the Holocaust Museum.
The Threats to Israel (they may not all be what you think)
Feb 6, 2020
Empowering the Next Generation
Jan 30, 2020
Welcome Brian Herstig
Jan 10, 2020
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