Eight Podcasts of Jewish Interest
Whether you tune-in during your morning commute, during your workout, or while prepping dinner, here are eight podcasts of Jewish interest we hope you’ll enjoy. We’ve carefully selected these out of hundreds of options, because we think they’ll be of interest to people who are new to Judaism, Jewish community, or Jewish learning. Let us know what you think, and add your favorites to our Facebook page.
On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, offers something to think about from the weekly Torah portion, in ten minutes or less.
A smart, fresh, fun take on Jewish news and culture, each weekly episode includes a non-Jewish friend with a question they’ve always wanted to ask about some aspect of Judaism.
Stuff Jews Should Know
Short occasional podcasts from a husband-wife team, with specific topics like, “What is Purim?” offered from a Modern Orthodox perspective.
Modeled after This American Life, Israel Story brilliantly shares everyday stories, told by and about regular Israelis.
Times of Israel
The current events podcast from the left-leaning English language Israeli news outlet.
JewishBoston.com is a website about Jewish stuff in Boston. The bimonthly JewishBoston.com podcast is hosted by Jesse Ulrich, JewishBoston.com’s content manager, and Jen Marmer, program and development officer with CJP’s young adult initiative.
A monthly podcast on everything Jewish-ish, from Reboot, an organization that channels traditional Jewish ritual into modern, creative projects, from exhibitions to DIY toolkits to apps. Part conversation, part Q & A, part audience call-in, this podcast is about asking interesting questions, some big, many little and exploring all you’ve ever wanted to know about Judaism through a cultural and of course funny lens. “Kibitz” is a Yiddish word that means “to chat.”
IKAR is a spiritual community in Los Angeles dedicated to reanimating Jewish life through soulful religious practice rooted in a deep commitment to social justice. Listen to a podcast of weekly and holiday sermons. “Ikar” means “essence.”