The Straw Hat

The Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation Podcast, hosted by Rabbanit Leah Sarna and Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

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This week, we wish a fond farewell to Rabbanit Sarna, whose time at ASBI has come to an end. She offers reflections on her work at ASBI, what she loves about our community, and what she hopes for our ...
July 29, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld talk about the challenges of welcoming newcomers to Lakeview this summer; the Three Weeks (and some things that may be a little different this year); and...
July 15, 2020
This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld welcomes Rabbanit Sarna back to The Straw Hat! They discuss the return of in-person Minyan at ASBI and what that looks like. They also speak briefly about this week's Parsh...
July 1, 2020
This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld is joined by guest Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm who shares some of his memories and the legacy of his grandfather, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, a”h, including the art of the drasha and his...
June 5, 2020
This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld is joined by guest co-host Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier who shares some insights from his recent writing and teaching on coronavirus-related issues. They also look ahead to Sha...
May 21, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld reflect on what it means for the shul and the shul's mission when our community can't gather together in person. They discuss what effect this unpreceden...
May 6, 2020
In this episode, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss this week's Parsha, Parshat Tazria-Metzora as well as the upcoming holidays of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut and offer suggestions about ...
April 22, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss some of the Passover resources our shul is offering and share some advice for how to approach your seders this year given the enormously unusual ...
April 8, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld talk about the ways the shul is adapting during social distancing and offer advice on preparing for an unprecedented Passover – with a particular focus o...
March 25, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss Masechet Shabbat, the tractate we’ve just begun in Daf Yomi. Next, they’re joined by Straw Hat producer Hayley Leventhal to celebrate The Straw H...
March 11, 2020

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