Episode #036
A Conversation with
Chef Alon Shaya


This week on Jay’s 4 Questions, James Beard Award-winning Chef Alon Shaya joins Jay Sanderson for a lively conversation about how food led him on a journey of self-exploration and how cauliflower can be a “gateway drug.”

Episode #035
A Conversation with
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl


This week’s guest is Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi at New York City’s Central Synagogue. Born in Seoul, Korea, tune in to hear her journey to become a leader at one of the largest reform congregations in America and how she focuses on breaking down barriers, a subject deeply rooted in her life and work.

Episode #034
A Conversation with
Jonathan Greenblatt


This week, Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) joins Federation President & CEO Jay Sanderson to discuss his career path from Ethos Water and Starbucks to the White House and ADL. The conversation provides a glimpse into Greenblatt’s various experiences and how they inspired him to lead.

Episode #033
A Conversation with
Rabbi Marvin Hier


This episode of Jay’s 4 Questions features a conversation with Rabbi Mavin Hier, Founder & Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, with Federation President & CEO Jay Sanderson. This rabbi’s resume includes Academy Award-Winning Producer, institution builder, and outspoken Jewish leader. Tune in for more!

Episode #032
A Conversation with
Mayor Eric Garcetti


Mayor Eric Garcetti joins Jay’s 4 Questions podcast to talk about his multicultural background and his love for navigating culture and crossing borders. He shares his passion for social change, public policy, and the impact we can all make in the world. Tune in to hear what motivates the mayor of Los Angeles and the most pressing issues that keep him committed to making our city a better place. On crossing borders, the mayor said, “If there’s a place that makes you uncomfortable, seek it out.” For these wise words and more, check out our interview with Mayor Garcetti.

Episode #031
A Conversation with
Chef Michelle Bernstein


This week on the podcast, Jay Sanderson speaks with Chef Michelle Bernstein, Miami’s James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Author, and TV Personality. Chef Michelle shares her passion for cooking and her journey through the culinary world — and what it’s like to be a woman in the restaurant industry.

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.


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.