May 2, 2017
Join us for Part 2 of our conversation with Malky Goldman and Melissa Weisz, two working actresses who abandoned the insular, cloistered, tight-knit Jewish community in which they were raised, to live, work and experience life in modern-day New York.
Apr 25, 2017
Malky Goldman and Melissa Weisz grew up in Brooklyn's Hasidic Satmar community - an extremely insular world that has very little to do with secular society. They knew next to nothing about theater, film, tv - all of which fall under the heading of sacrilegious. Both women broke away from the only life they knew - went to college, graduated and eventually became actresses. They also joined forces to form their own film company. Stop what you're doing, and listen in as Malky and Melissa share what it was and is like to follow their dreams.
Apr 19, 2016
Can you imagine what it must be like when your family history - the one that defines you, is not 'you' after all - but rather, a long-kept secret that forces you to re-think your entire identity? That's exactly what happened to Lutheran pastor and author Heidi Neumark. She shares her journey into an unimagined past, that brings with it life-changing repercussions for her future. There's no way you'll want to miss this honest, riveting and moving conversation.
Jan 27, 2015
Meet Rachel Pasternak and Rachel Fisher, the women behind Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent. This powerful, riveting documentary tells the story of Rabbi Prinz. His impassioned sermons at synagogues in Berlin helped save many lives by encouraging Jews to leave Germany in the 1930s. Arrested numerous times and eventually expelled by the Nazis, Rabbi Prinz came to the U.S. where he wound up becoming a major player in the civil rights movement... helping to organize the 1963 March on Washington. This is a conversation you'll want to hear and a movie you must see.
Dec 16, 2014
Angela Bonavoglia calls herself a bleeding heart liberal, and has spent her career writing about and championing the cause of women - with particular emphasis on religious, social and health issues. An award-winning journalist, Angela's also the author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading The Fight to Change The Church, and, The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion. Make sure to tune in.
Jul 22, 2014
Rebecca Parrish uses film and video to share the stories of real people,
their struggles and their successes. An award-winning film-maker,
based in Chicago, Rebecca is the director of Radical Grace. The
documentary follows three amazing, passionate and committed American
nuns who risk their standing in the Church after being censured by the
Vatican for 'radical feminism.'
Jun 24, 2014
Janet Hoffman is one of the more than 6 million people who have learned
the Transcendental Meditation technique. She subsequently became a
teacher and for 30 years, directed and taught at the New York City TM
Centers. Janet is currently the Executive Director of the TM Program
for Women Professionals and also writes about consciousness and its
relevance to women's emotional, mental and physical health. Sit back,
listen and relax.
Sep 10, 2013
From covering the White House and the Supreme Court, to the world of Private Equity, to Seminary -- the Rev. Julie Johnson Staples in a Renaissance woman. She shares the stops made along the way to becoming Interim Minister for Education at New York's Riverside Church.