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Shalom, 2020

Ep. 256: Closing out the year with Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum and illustrator Peter Sis

December 31, 2020
Tablet Magazine

This week on Unorthodox, we’re celebrating the other New Year.

Our Jewish guest is Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum of Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, Massachusetts. She tells us about her path to the rabbinate, her passion for Jewish education, and what she’s learned running TBZ’s hebrew school.

Our gentile of the week is Peter Sis, the Czech-American illustrator, author, and MacArthur genius. He tells us about his latest picture book, Nicky and Vera, which tells the story of Nicholas Winton, the “British Schindler” who saved hundreds of Czech children from the Nazis.

Join us Monday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m EST for a virtual Unorthodox live show with special guests Jamie and Brian Stelter at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Jamie is NY1’s traffic anchor and co-hosts Mornings on 1, and Brian hosts CNN’s Reliable Sources. Register here.

On Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. EST, we’ll be at the Temple Emanuel Streicker Center discussing our book The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. Register here.

See our full schedule of virtual events here.

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