Episode #030
A Conversation with
Rabbi Ed Feinstein

Jay Sanderson speaks with Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Senior Rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom, about the role of rabbis, the power of Shabbat dinners, Jewish life through the generations, and heavenly holy brownies. Tune in to hear more!

Episode #029
A Conversation with
Abby Stein

This week’s podcast guest has a truly incredible story: Abby Stein was once a Hasidic man living as a rabbi in the Ultra-Orthodox epicenter of Williamsburg, New York and has now found freedom and truth in her new life as an openly transgender woman. She is currently based in Manhattan, but travels around the nation to share her personal journey and advocate for the rights of transgender individuals everywhere. Tune in to hear more!

Episode #028
A Conversation with
Frank Luntz

This week, political strategist, pollster, and public opinion guru Frank Luntz joins host Jay Sanderson to share his love for Israel and expertise in communications. His growing concern for the next generation’s lack of civic awareness has launched his current career in academia with posts at Harvard and Yale and institutions in Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Episode #027
A Conversation with
Aton Ben-Horin

Aton Ben-Horin, Global VP of A&R at Warner Music Group and one of the most influential music-makers in the world today, joins us this week on Jay’s 4 Questions! He shares his love for music and Shabbat dinners and his thoughts on how to make Judaism more than just a one-hit wonder.

Episode #026
A Conversation with
Einat Admony

Chef Einat Admony guest stars on Jay’s 4 Questions podcast this week. Admony, the trailblazer who first brought Israeli food to New York City, talks about how each of her dishes tells her immigrant story and reveals the secret to making the world’s best falafel.

Episode #025
A Conversation with
Lisa Bloom

This week, civil rights attorney and media personality Lisa Bloom joins host Jay Sanderson to talk about her lifelong quest for social justice and why Israel is the most vegan-friendly country in the world. She also discusses her professional trajectory and the types of cases she deals with daily.

Episode #024
A Conversation with
Esther Kustanowitz

This week, Esther Kustanowitz — writer, blogger, journalist, and social commentator — joins host Jay Sanderson to talk about their Passover Seder invite wish lists. Also discussed: the things that divide and unite us as a community.

Episode #023
A Conversation with
Gail Simmons

Top Chef judge and cookbook author Gail Simmons talks all things food on this week’s episode. One of today’s most recognized food personalities, Gail knows the way to our hearts — through our stomachs — and takes us on a culinary adventure through her roles as food writer, dynamic TV host, cookbook author, and more. She even lets us in on how to achieve the perfect work-life balance. Tune in to find out if Gail thinks self-proclaimed foodie and chef Jay has what it takes to be the next Top Chef! Just in time for Passover, Gail shares her favorite breadless recipes! Matzah ball soup, horseradish brisket, and more — you’ll want to try these at home! Check out Williams Sonoma’s Passover piece on Gail, or visit the website for her new cookbook Bringing it Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating.

Episode #022
A Conversation with
Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager, American nationally syndicated radio talk show host, joins Jay Sanderson to discuss the Left, the Right, the concept of labeling, and the importance of listening and learning.

Episode #021
A Conversation with
Rabbi Steve Leder

This week, host Jay Sanderson speaks with Rabbi Steve Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, the oldest synagogue in California. Their conversation covers everything from fishing to rock and roll! Rabbi Leder goes in depth about his role as a rabbi and how he connects with the community. Rabbi Leder also discusses how boredom negatively impacts spirituality and religious practice. Tune in to hear more!

Jay’s 4 Questions brings together the most interesting and influential thought leaders to discuss community, culture, food, and more. When President & CEO Jay Sanderson asks the tough questions — whether the answers are provocative, inspiring, or simply entertaining, you’ll want to hear every word.

This episode is brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Hosted by Jay Sanderson, produced by Alana Weiner, and edited by Ariel Aboody. You can listen to individual episodes or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.