Episode #069
A Conversation with
Rabbi Rick Jacobs


Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, joins Jay’s 4 Questions, to discuss how the Jewish community must and will transform itself in order to engage the next generation of young Jews. He discusses the vibrancy of the community, his passion for his work, and the need to focus on Jewish content.

Episode #068
A Conversation with
Steven Nasatir


This week’s guest is the legendary Dr. Steve Nasatir, President of The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. This episode takes a stroll through history as the conversation highlights how Dr. Nasatir has been a part of some of the most important and memorable moments in Jewish History — from the Six Day War to Operation Exodus to Operation Moses.

Episode #067
A Conversation with
Amanda Berman


This week’s episode highlights the passionate Amanda Berman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Zioness. The conversation spans her political activism and love of Israel — and even her dream Progressive Zionist Shabbat dinner with Golda Meir, Martin Luther King, Harvey Milk, and her loving parents.

Episode #066
A Conversation with
Garrett Reisman


This week, tune in to hear Garrett Reisman, former NASA Astronaut, Senior Advisor at SpaceX, and Professor of Space Engineering at The University of Southern California. From spaceships, space food, and space walks, the first Jewish crew member at the International Space Station takes us above the clouds for an exclusive conversation.

Episode #065
A Conversation with
Sal Litvak


This week Jay Sanderson is in deep conversation with Sal Litvak of the Accidental Talmudist, who is also an accomplished filmmaker and writer. They explore Sal’s extraordinary journey to becoming one of today’s great teachers of Judaism and the Talmud.

Episode #064
A Conversation with
Phil Rosenthal


This week’s podcast guest is the creator, writer, and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond and foodie, world traveler, and host of the Netflix hit Somebody Feed Phil. Phil and Jay talk about comedy and food, arguably two of the Jewish people’s greatest gifts to mankind.

Episode #063
A Conversation with
Tali Levanon


This week’s podcast guest is Tali Levanon, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC). She discusses her trauma and resiliency work in Israel, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and around the world and how people deal differently with traumas from natural and man-made disasters.

Episode #062
A Conversation with
Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback


Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Senior Rabbi of Stephen Wise Temple and Wise School, joins Jay’s 4 Questions to discuss the importance of Jewish education and Jewish summer camp, the meaning of a name, and life in Omaha, Nebraska.

Episode #061
A Conversation with
David Broza, Part II


David Broza, extraordinary musical performer, singer, and songwriter, joins Jay’s 4 Questions podcast for the second time to discuss Israel, music, conflict resolution, coexistence, and One Million Guitars — a program that provides stipends for guitar lessons and uniquely designed guitars for underprivileged kids around the world.

Episode #060
A Conversation with
Irwin Kula


This week’s guest is media personality, author, innovator, and rabbi Irwin Kula, who is also the co-president of Clal — the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. The conversation spans the many tipping points in Jewish life and what it means to be a conscious spiritual disrupter.


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.