The Straw Hat

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

Episodes Date

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
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi  Wolkenfeld interview Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld, Director of the Adam R. Straus Memorial Mikvah, to learn what is special about ASBI’s Mikvah and what it takes to...
May 8, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld discuss Shir HaShirim and Yizkor, both of which will be recited this Shabbat. They also interview ASBI Member and minyanaire Barry Mogil. Music credit: ...
April 24, 2019
This week, Rabbanit Sarna and Rabbi Wolkenfeld offer up different perspectives, advice, and strategies on how to prepare for your Passover seders and also interview our podcast producer, Hayley Levent...
April 10, 2019

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