The Straw Hat

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

Episodes Date

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
Join Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld for a very special Purim episode of The Straw Man! Music credit: “Three” from the album Proverbs, by Les Hayden, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonC...
March 9, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss the Uptown Café, a once-a-month volunteer opportunity for ASBI members, and also review the laws of Purim. They also interview former ASBI Progra...
February 26, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld talk about the Ten Commandments, featured in this week’s parsha, followed by a discussion about birth control. They also interview ASBI Board Member Elan...
February 12, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld start off with a discussion of the Halachot of what to do when you wake up in the morning and the tefillot and brachot you can and should include at the ...
January 29, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld start off with a discussion of Tefillah, exploring what parts of the service must be said and what parts might be about saying less but with more intenti...
January 15, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss Parshat Vayigash and an exciting recent interpretation. They also talk about Tractate Niddah which will be completed this Shabbat and interview o...
January 2, 2020
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld welcome special guest Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld to discuss the upcoming holiday of Hanukkah. Next, they shift focus towards Daf Yomi in advance of the ren...
December 18, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld reflect on some of the ideas shared by our recent Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff, particularly about denominational titles within Orthodoxy. N...
December 5, 2019

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