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, amidst all our High Holiday preparations, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld take some time to share their thoughts on tashlich—a common ritual for the afternoon of the first day of Rosh...
September 25, 2019
This week, Rabbi Wolkenfeld and Rabbanit Sarna will be focusing on a topic we’ve been discussing recently in Daf Yomi: yahrzeits. They’ll discuss when and how they’re observed and also delve int...
September 11, 2019
This episode is all about B’nai Mitzvah! With so many upcoming B’nai Mitzvah at ASBI, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss some of the general aspects of B’nai Mitzvah in addition to how ...
August 28, 2019
In this episode, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld look ahead to the High Holidays and discuss the ways in which adults, kids, and teenagers can all start preparing to make these holy days as meanin...
August 14, 2019
In this episode, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld catch up after their respective trips to Israel before delving into a discussion about eruvim and how ASBI’s eruv is comprised. They also discuss...
July 31, 2019
In this episode, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss the three weeks – the period leading up to Tish’a B’Av – as well as this week’s Parsha, Parshat Balak. They also examine the usag...
July 17, 2019
This week’s episode is all about community. Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld look at this week’s Parsha, Parshat Korach, and discuss minyan and tefilah b’tzibbur and why 10 people might be on...
July 3, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld talk about a new program at the shul—Learn & Earn—and interview some of the participants, Noam, Hillel, Akiva, and Sophie Wolkenfeld. They also d...
June 19, 2019
In preparation for Shavuot this week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss some of the differences between Shabbat and Yom Tov and examine the transition from Shabbat into Yom Tov which will oc...
June 5, 2019
This week, in the wake of an antisemitic attack on our shul, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld share what they love about Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel and celebrate what’s special about our communi...
May 22, 2019

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