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Conversation with the Rabbi

Rabbi Michael Beyo | PHX.fm

In an era of political division and polarized debate, we are losing our ability to hear each other. The volume of our disagreements is at an all-time high, while our ability to communicate with kindness and empathy is at an all-time low. This podcast seeks to change that by engaging people from different backgrounds and beliefs in good old-fashioned conversation. Listen in as Rabbi Michael Beyo and anthropologist Dr. Adrian McIntyre spend time listening, sharing, and discovering common ground in an effort to understand and appreciate the wondrous diversity of our human family. From interfaith dialogues to discussions with business and nonprofit leaders, this podcast shines a spotlight on the different ways we can learn to live, work, and worship together in a contentious and conflicted world. We invite you to use these conversations as a lens to open up new understandings of self and the other, to develop empathy for diverse viewpoints, and to explore what is possible when we listen to others with respect. Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm
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Israeli Innovation with Avi Jorisch
Israeli Innovation with Avi Jorisch
Rabbi Michael Beyo talks with Avi Jorisch about Israeli innovators and technology companies that are solving global problems. Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and the author of five books, including Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World (2018). A former official in the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Defense, Avi is a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is also the founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that works with clients nationwide. In the past two decades, Avi has lectured around the world and has published articles in nearly 50 influential outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, and has appeared on CNN, CSPAN, Fox News, MSNBC and the 700 club. Meet him online at https://avijorisch.com/ (https://avijorisch.com/) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Nov 18 2021
51 mins
Faith and Reason in the Baha'i Faith with Peggy and David Schlesinger
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Peggy and David Schlesinger about the origins of the Baha'i Faith and its outlook on the past, present, and future of our world. Peggy and David Schlesinger are members of the Baha'i Faith, an independent world religion that began in Iran in 1844 and has spread to well over 200 countries and territories. The Prophet-founder is Baha’u’llah, which means Glory of God in English. Baha'is believe in the Oneness of God, meaning all religions stem from the same God; the Oneness of Religion, in that all religions are different installments of the same plan of God; and the Oneness of Humanity, i.e. we are all from the same family and need to eliminate prejudice of all kinds in order to achieve a peaceful and thriving society. They also believe in Harmony of Science and Religion, the equality of women and men, and the requirement of education for all. Learn more at https://www.chandlerbahai.org/ (https://www.chandlerbahai.org/) Peggy Schlesinger was a teacher of the hearing-impaired and worked in Fort Madison, Iowa and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Masters of Business Administration at University of New Mexico and worked for Sandia National Laboratories for many years. She moved to Chandler 27 years ago and worked for Intel Corporation as an Enterprise Data Architect, analyzing and organizing data structures throughout the corporation, until she retired. She is married with one grown child. Peggy is a member of the Baha'i Faith. The Baha'i Faith does not have any clergy, but she has served many years on the Local Spiritual Assembly, an elected administrative body. In her hope to raise awareness of the importance of unity in diversity, which requires us to eliminate all forms of prejudice, she has served on the For Our City Chandler, Chandler Diversity Advisory Group, and Chandler-4-Change. She is one of the organizers for the Chandler Baha'i "Race 4 Unity" Family Fun Walk-Run annual event, which is hoped to resume next year at Tumbleweed Park. She also teaches children’s spiritual education classes on a weekly basis and hosts a monthly interfaith devotional, focusing on social justice. David Schlesinger has been a Baha'i for many years, and lived in a number of different Baha'i communities across the nation. His career background includes public communications, writing, cinematography, marketing management, advertising, management consultation, TV and film production, and for the past twenty years, he has worked in the field of Information Technology and cyber security. His recent experience before retiring includes Intel Corporation, where he was Data Security Architect. David has a Masters in Organizational Management, authored two US government patents for innovative data security methods on behalf of Intel Corporation, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He serves the Baha'i Faith as a volunteer at the Baha'i Internet Association Cyber-Security committee which publishes the Cyber Trends and Analysis Report. David is also a supportive husband and helps his wife in her volunteer projects. Currently, David is retired and lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife Peggy, and a roomful of computers. Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Nov 4 2021
53 mins
Is Klezmer Music Really Jewish? Culture and Creativity with Yale Strom
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Yale Strom about Jewish music, folklore, and other forms of cultural expression. Yale Strom is a professor at San Diego State University and a violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer, and playwright. He is a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Roma communities. Initially, his work focused on the use and performance of klezmer music among these two groups. Gradually, his focus increased to examining all aspects of their culture from post-World War II to the present. From more than 3 decades and 75 such research expeditions, Strom has become the world’s leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music and history. His klezmer research was instrumental in helping form the repertoires of his klezmer band, Hot Pstromi in New York and San Diego. Since Strom’s first band began in 1982, he has been composing his own New Jewish music, which combines klezmer with Khasidic nigunim, Roma, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs. These compositions range from quartets to a symphony. Strom is also one of the only top composers of Jewish music to carry on the tradition of writing original songs, with Yiddish lyrics, about humanitarian and social issues. His fifteen CDs run the gamut of traditional klezmer to "new" Jewish music. Yale Strom was the first klezmer musician to perform at the United Nations General Assembly. His research has also resulted in photo documentary books, documentary films, as well as CD recordings. Strom latest children’s illustrated, “Shloyml Boyml and His Lucky Dreydl,” was published in November 2020. Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Oct 21 2021
40 mins
Music and Mysticism with Jason Caplan of the Universal Language Room
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Jason Caplan about his spiritual journey through Torah and music, his creation of the Universal Language Room, and the writings of Rabbi Abulafia. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-caplan-2197a4b0/ (Jason Caplan) is an entrepreneur, musician, and founder of https://ulr1.com/ (The Bridge Institute) and Beit Abulafia. He has devoted his life to interpersonal communication and bridge building through improvisational music. In 2004 Jason began to create and implement The Universal Language Room, a musical experience that guides participants to exchange ideas and communicate through melody and rhythm. No music background is required. Facilitators show individuals how to create simple melodic statements and share them in a dynamic and fun experience. Participants in the Universal Language Room enjoy the music interaction within the group and engage with each other. Each session leads to a greater sense of well-being, belonging, and community. Jason's musical work and the Universal Language Room is inspired by his ongoing study and engagement with the mystical teachings of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Abulafia (Rabbi Abraham Abulafia). Jason also leads his music group, Naqshon's Leap, a multi-faith music group in Memphis, TN. Follow Jason Caplan on https://www.facebook.com/lightof2040/ (Facebook) and https://twitter.com/jasoncaplan8 (Twitter). Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Sep 23 2021
45 mins
Sustaining the Phoenix Jewish Community Through Covid-19 and Beyond
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Richard Kasper of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix and Marty Haberer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix about philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership in the Jewish community. (Producer's note: This conversation was recorded in December 2020 and discusses Covid-19 in the context of that time.) Topics discussed in this episode include: effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local Jewish people and organizations changing demographics for the Jewish community changing patterns in charitable giving and how we respond how nonprofit and philanthropic organization can adapt to unpredictable circumstances. https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-kasper/ (Richard Kasper) is President & CEO of the https://jcfphoenix.org/ (Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix). Founded in 1972, the Jewish Community Foundation strives to create a permanent legacy for a strong, vibrant, enduring Jewish community locally and abroad. The Jewish Community Foundation is the largest resource for Jewish philanthropy in the Greater Phoenix area. They have earned the trust of donors and the community of professional advisors - attorneys, estate planners, trust officers, insurance professionals, accountants, and financial advisors - who work with them to help donors achieve their charitable and financial goals. As a primary, trusted and expert resource for philanthropy, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix engages, educates, and inspires generations of givers throughout the Jewish community. The organization provide resources to make the community's vision a reality, and it responds to emergencies facing the Jewish people. https://www.linkedin.com/in/marty-haberer-a135a0152/ (Marty Haberer) is President & CEO of https://jewishphoenix.org/ (The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix), an organization that has been serving the Valley’s Jewish and greater community since 1941. A collective of professionals, lay leadership, and generous donors and supporters working together to improve the lives of Jews locally and globally, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix strengthens and sustains Jewish life and identity while meeting critical needs in the community, in Israel, and around the world. The organization serves the community as a resource by maximizing the impact of the dollars raised and by supporting organizations that make a difference every day. It enables change, promotes innovation, and builds community. Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Sep 9 2021
50 mins
Feminism and Orthodox Judaism with Daphne Lazar Price of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Daphne Lazar Price about her commitment to feminism, Orthodox Judaism, and justice. Daphne Lazar Price is Executive Director of the https://www.jofa.org/ (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance). JOFA advocates for expanding women's rights and opportunities within the framework of halakha, to build a vibrant and equitable Orthodox community. Daphne stepped into the role of Executive Director after years of experience in the Jewish non-profit world. She has partnered extensively with lay leaders and professionals. Daphne worked at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), where she was the Development Director. During her tenure she engaged in program planning, management, strategic planning, alumni engagement and development. She is also the former North American Director of the Muslim Leadership Initiative at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, where she was responsible for fostering connections between Muslim and Jewish communities. More recently she served as a Vice President at West End Strategy Team. Daphne received a BA with honors in Religious Studies from York University and an MA in Judaic Studies from Concordia University. She is currently an adjunct professor of Jewish Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She is active in the Orthodox community in her hometown of Silver Spring, MD, where she lives with her husband and two children. Additional Resources: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance website: https://www.jofa.org/ (https://www.jofa.org) Connect with JOFA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jofaorg (https://www.facebook.com/jofaorg) Follow JOFA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JOFAorg (https://twitter.com/JOFAorg) Follow JOFA on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jofaorg (https://www.instagram.com/jofaorg) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Aug 19 2021
44 mins
Arizona Interfaith Movement with Rev. Larry Fultz
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Rev. Larry Fultz about interfaith dialogue, the Golden Rule, and the rise of the "nones." Rev. Larry Fultz is Executive Director of the https://interfaithmovement.com/ (Arizona Interfaith Movement), an organization comprised of over 22 different faith communities who have joined together in order to build bridges of understanding, respect and support among diverse people of faith through education, dialogue, service and implementation of the Golden Rule. The Arizona Interfaith Movement has been in existence since 1965 and been instrumental in making Arizona the first Golden Rule State in the nation. In addition, 13 cities have become Golden Rule cities and subscribed to treating their citizens with respect regardless of their faith, ethnicity or creed. A license plate was granted reading "Live the Golden Rule" was granted by the legislature in 2005, and there are now over 20,000 of these plates in existence. The proceeds goes to helping to provide Golden Rule education in the schools throughout the State of Arizona through the AGREE program that is non-religious and meets all the State requirements for use in the public school system. Rev. Fultz is no stranger to the Arizona Interfaith Movement, having been a member from its very beginnings in 1995 and serving on various boards and committees up to the present time. Rev. Fultz became a minister in 1969 after receiving his BA, Masters in Theology, and Masters in Counseling. He retired in December 2005. Larry’s life is rich with interfaith activity and experience having been a part of the beginning of the InterFaith Action Coalition of Arizona (AZIFM’s prior name). He participated in the first “Experience Interfaith” event as a speaker and participant. He was active in helping organize and produce the first “Voices of Faith” concert and those afterwards. He was present in 2003 when the declaration was granted to make Arizona the First Golden Rule State in the Union. He participated in the campaign for the “Live the Golden Rule “License Plate and was present at the signing of the bill. Larry participated in the Interfaith Habitat for Humanity building project in Phoenix and has appeared on radio and television as part of the Arizona Interfaith Movement Speaker’s Bureau. In 2002 he traveled with the United Nations Committee of Religious NGOs delegation to Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania to aid the Muslim refugees in their plight, helping build refugee camps, counseling and education. Larry’s life work has been devoted to bringing peace, understanding and the love of God to all people. Additional Resources: Visit the Arizona Interfaith Movement https://interfaithmovement.com/ (website) and follow them on https://www.facebook.com/azifm/ (Facebook). https://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/ ("Nones on the Rise,") Pew Research Center (2012) https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/religious-tradition/unaffiliated-religious-nones/ ("Religious Landscape Study: The Unaffiliated,") Pew Research Center https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/06/08/how-younger-u-s-jews-are-similar-to-and-different-from-older-u-s-jews/ ("How younger US Jews are similar to – and different from – older US Jews,") Pew Research Center (2021) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Jul 29 2021
44 mins
Medical Ethics and The Role of Religion with Gary A. Smith, MDArizona State Senator Paul Boyer on Politics and Public Service
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Arizona State Senator Paul Boyer about politics and public service in an era of polemics and hyper-partisanship. (Producer's note: This conversation was recorded on June 9, 2021 and mentions legislative issues that may have evolved since that time.) State Senator Paul Boyer has served in the Arizona Legislature since 2013, first in the House of Representatives and now in his second term in the State Senate. Senator Boyer is a junior high school teacher and represents Arizona's 20th legislative district, which includes much of Glendale and North Phoenix. He is the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and serves on the Finance and Transportation and Technology Committees. Senator Boyer has championed policies to provide more funding for first responders, responsibly invested in our K-12 and higher education systems, supported local business throughout Arizona, and fought to provide justice for victims of sexual abuse. As a dad and husband, Senator Boyer has fought to protect kids and families, while ensuring Arizonans have access to the healthcare benefits they have earned. Senator Boyer is an Arizona native who grew up in the West Valley and graduated magna cum laude from ASU with a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in communication studies. Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The Conversation with the Rabbi podcast is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B podcast network in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Jun 24 2021
27 mins
Our Personal Journeys, Part 2Our Personal Journeys, Part 1Religion and Politics in America with Dr. Matthew Gunning of Georgia Gwinnett College
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Dr. Matthew Gunning about religion and politics in America. We dig into topics such as:  Patterns in how religious affiliation impacts voting in US politics  What the increase in "religiously unaffiliated" means  What the Trump presidency revealed about differences between religious conservative groups (e.g., Mormons and White evangelicals)  Voters who adopt conservative issue positions but vote for Democratic candidates  And more ... Dr. Matthew Gunning is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at https://www.ggc.edu/ (Georgia Gwinnett College). He has taught courses on Congress, the presidency, political parties, Georgia government, comparative politics, American government and interest groups. He has published works in The Journal of Politics and Social Science History, and written a book chapter on Georgia voting law reforms. His dissertation explored patterns of roll call voting in southern state legislatures and the Georgia legislature over time. Dr. Gunning's academic interests include: Congress, political parties and elections, Georgia and southern politics, U.S. presidency, and comparative legislatures. Currently he is working on expanding his research on the Georgia Assembly into a book. Additional Resources: Follow Dr. Matthew Gunning on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewlgunning (https://twitter.com/matthewlgunning) Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College: https://www.ggc.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/political-science/ (https://www.ggc.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/political-science/) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
May 13 2021
48 mins
Confronting Martin Luther's Antisemitism with Pastor Dan Hoeger of All Saints Lutheran Church
May 6 2021
40 mins
Caring and Caregiving through Covid-19: Kitra Cahana with Artists 4 Long-Term Care
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Kitra Cahana of Artists 4 Long-Term Care about the devastating impact of Covid-19 on long-term care homes and the role of visual art and poetry in responding to crisis. The statistic is shocking: only 1 percent of Canadians live in a retirement or long-term care home, yet 69 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Canada have occurred in these facilities. Kitra Cahana is an award-winning photojournalist and the daughter of Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, who has lived in a long-term care home in Montreal since he experienced a massive brain stem stroke in 2011. Kitra joins us to share about her work, her family's story, and her latest project: Artists 4 Long-Term Care, an art and storytelling initiative to advocate for residents and workers in long-term care facilities during Covid-19 and beyond. Kitra is a freelance documentary photographer, videographer, a photo/video artist and a TED speaker. She is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine. She has a B.A. in philosophy from McGill University and a M.A. in Visual and Media anthropology from the Freie Universitat in Berlin. Kitra is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including two Canada Council Grants for the Visual Arts, a 2016 TED Senior Fellowship, a 2015 Pulitzer Center for Investigative Reporting grant, a 2014-2015 artist residency at Prim Centre, the 2013 International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, first prize for the 2010 World Press Photo, a scholarship at FABRICA in Italy and the Thomas Morgan internship at the New York Times. Additional Resources: Artists 4 Long-Term Care: https://www.artists4longtermcare.org/ (https://www.artists4longtermcare.org/) Follow Artists 4 Long-Term Care on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artists4longtermcare/ (https://www.instagram.com/artists4longtermcare/) Kitra's website: https://kitracahana.com/ (https://kitracahana.com/) Kitra's TED talks: https://www.ted.com/speakers/kitra_cahana/ (https://www.ted.com/speakers/kitra_cahana/) Follow Kitra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitracahana/ (https://www.instagram.com/kitracahana/) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Apr 29 2021
49 mins
"How Do We Seek Out Truth?" with Craig Cardon, President of the Queen Creek Arizona West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Craig Cardon, President of the Queen Creek Arizona West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, about faith, trust, and seeking the truth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide faith of over 16 million members, with over 30,000 congregations in more than 160 countries and territories. Each of these congregations is led by non-paid leaders selected from the congregation who serve on a limited-time, volunteer basis. The Church provides gospel resources and programs in over 110 languages. It also operates several universities; a religious education program for youth and young adults with enrollment of more than 400,000 in 170 countries; FamilySearch, the world’s largest genealogical organization; and Latter-day Saint Charities, a vast humanitarian aid program that provides nearly $1 billion annually in worldwide relief. The Church’s worldwide headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Craig Cardon was sustained as the President of the Queen Creek Arizona West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2020. He has previously served as a stake executive secretary, bishop, bishopric counselor, stake high councilor, and elder’s quorum president. President Cardon is an owner and managing partner of the Cardon Hiatt Companies, a private business and real estate investment firm with holdings throughout the United States. He currently serves on the boards of various private real estate, finance, petroleum companies, and philanthropic entities. President Cardon married Aimee L. Dean in July 1998. They are the parents of six children. He received his juris doctorate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2002 and was licensed by the State Bar of Arizona to practice law on October 22, 2002. Additional Resources: Learn more about https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/ (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Connect with Craig Cardon on https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-cardon-2aa48b8/ (LinkedIn) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Apr 22 2021
40 mins
Strengthening Jewish Communities with Doron Krakow, JCC Association of North America
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Doron Krakow about the past, present, and future of the JCC Movement and the work of JCC Association of North America. Doron Krakow is president and CEO of JCC Association of North America, the largest platform of Jewish engagement on the continent. JCC Association partners with JCCs (Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Camps), advancing and enriching North American Jewish life. 1.5 million people walking through the doors of JCCs each week, and the JCC Movement includes approximately 53,000 staff members—12,000 full-time skilled professionals, 24,000 part-time staff, and 17,000 seasonal summer staff. Under Krakow’s leadership, which began in May 2017, JCC Association is forging new partnerships throughout the Jewish community, deepening its relationship to individual and foundation philanthropy, and strengthening the fabric of Jewish life across the U.S. and Canada. Krakow brings more than 25 years of experience with national and international Jewish organizations to JCC Association. He previously served as executive vice president of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; senior vice president, Israel and overseas at United Jewish Communities (now the Jewish Federations of North America); and national director of Young Judaea. Doron is also a board member of JPRO and Tzofim: Friends of Israel Scouts. Connect with JCC Association of North America: Website https://jcca.org/ (https://jcca.org/) LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/jcc-association (https://www.linkedin.com/company/jcc-association) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JCCAssociationOfNorthAmerica/ (https://www.facebook.com/JCCAssociationOfNorthAmerica/) Twitter https://twitter.com/jccassociation (https://twitter.com/jccassociation) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jccassociation/ (https://www.instagram.com/jccassociation/) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Apr 15 2021
44 mins
Auschwitz Virtual Tours with Jerzy Wójcik of the Holocaust Memorial Partnership
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Jerzy Wójcik of the Holocaust Memorial Partnership about the Auschwitz Virtual Tour & Seminar he created to share with online visitors from around the world. Jerzy Wójcik was born in the town of Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Poland. He works as a guide and educator at Auschwitz-Birkenau and runs the Holocaust Memorial Partnership. Jerzy is a graduate of International Relations at the Faculty of Political and International Studies, and of postgraduate studies on the Middle and Far East at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD in political science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. For a number of years, Jerzy has worked with several organizations and institutions in Poland, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Center for Holocaust Studies in Krakow, the Center for International Relations in Warsaw, and the European Association of Israel Studies. In 2020 he created the Auschwitz Virtual Tour, an independent project supported by the IZROPA Foundation. Additional Resources: https://www.auschwitz.memorialpartnership.pl/ (Auschwitz Seminar & Virtual Tour) https://www.evjcc.org/holocaust-education/ (Holocaust Education at the East Valley JCC) https://www.memorialpartnership.pl/ (Holocaust Memorial Partnership) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Apr 8 2021
46 mins
Jewish-Muslim Relations with Azra Hussain of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Rabbi Michael Beyo and Dr. Adrian McIntyre talk with Azra Hussain about the essence of Islam, what Muslims and Jews have in common, and the importance of educating our own communities. Azra Hussain is the President and co-Founder of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona (ISBA), an organization that just celebrated its 21st anniversary. She is also one of the founders of the Scottsdale mosque, and she has spent the past 28 years educating about Islam and Muslims. Azra trains speakers, plans and facilitates educational and creative interfaith events for ISBA. As a speaker, she presents mainly on beliefs and practices, gender roles in Islam and conducts Cultural Sensitivity Training for police departments, hospital personnel, educators, and corporations. Azra serves on many interfaith committees and believes that people of faith have shared values and are called to serve and protect humanity and our environment. Additional Resources: https://www.isb-az.org/ (Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona) https://ing.org/ings-frequently-asked-questions/ (FAQs about Islam and Muslims) Conversation with the Rabbi is a project of the East Valley Jewish Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, neighborhood organization that has served individuals and families inclusive of all races, religions, and cultures since 1972. Visit us online at https://www.evjcc.org/ (https://www.evjcc.org) The show is recorded and produced in the studio of PHX.fm, the leading independent B2B online radio station and podcast studio in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more at https://phx.fm/ (https://phx.fm)
Apr 1 2021
42 mins
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