Ep #035
Jay’s 4 Questions
A Conversation with
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl


This week’s guest is Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi at one of the largest reform congregations in America, New York City’s Central Synagogue. She shares her journey from Seoul, South Korea to Tacoma, Washington to Jerusalem, Israel to New York City. The conversation focuses on breaking down barriers, which is deeply rooted in her life and work. She is deeply passionate about inclusion and discusses her multiple identities, as well as the concept of belonging.

Rabbi Buchdahl and podcast host Jay Sanderson discuss the moment she knew the rabbinate was her calling, as well as the role of Judaism today. Tune in to hear her inspiring story!

Photo by Lorin Klairs

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.