Ep #082
Jay’s 4 Questions
A Conversation with Rabbanit
Alissa Thomas-Newborn


This week’s guest is the groundbreaking rabbanit of L.A. modern Orthodox congregation B’nai David-Judea, Alissa Thomas-Newborn. The conversation explores her journey from being the daughter of a Reform rabbi and a student at the Brentwood school to a leader in the modern Orthodox community, the role she plays as rabbanit, and the legacy of women leaders throughout Jewish history. She discusses the path we are all on in finding meaning, purpose, and our place in this world, as well as the beauty and vibrancy of Judaism.

For 30 minutes of inspiration and spirituality, tune in today!

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Jay’s 4 Questions is the place where Jewish thought leaders from the worlds of entertainment, politics, food, tech, and more come to discuss and celebrate the Jewish experience.

This episode is brought to you by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Jay’s 4 Questions is hosted by Jay Sanderson and edited by Ariel Aboody. Episodes 1-82 were produced by Alana Weiner. You can listen to individual episodes or subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and SoundCloud.

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