Episode 9: How to Tackle Huge Projects; on Talmud and Haiku creation w/Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Episode 9: How to Tackle Huge Projects; on Talmud and Haiku creation w/Rabbi Avi Strausberg

“Dictionary for the Day:

Talmud: Interpretations on the Torah (Hebrew Bible).
Daf Yomi: Studying a page (daf) per day (yom).
Haiku: a very short form of Japanese poetry in three phrases.

Rabbi Avi Strausberg: creative thinker about how to make torah and talmud wisdom come alive in new and exciting ways.”

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and based in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as the Director of Congregational Learning of Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received her rabbinic ordination from Hebrew College in Boston and is a Wexner Graduate Fellow. She also holds a Masters in Jewish Education. While pursuing her studies, Avi was honored to serve as a rabbinic intern at Kehillath Israel and Temple Sinai. Continue reading “Episode 9: How to Tackle Huge Projects; on Talmud and Haiku creation w/Rabbi Avi Strausberg”

Episode 5: The Power of Habits in Business and Religion w/Rabbi Jevin Eagle

Episode 5: The Power of Habits in Business and Religion w/Rabbi Jevin Eagle

““We are born with innate needs for love, for food, for shelter, for intimacy, and for spiritual meaning… All human beings are programmed genetically with a need for purpose and meaning and connection to the ineffable.””

— Jevin Eagle, Executive Director of BU Hillel

Joining me in conversation for this episode is Rabbi Jevin Eagle. Jevin is a former business executive and is a graduate of Hebrew College Rabbinical School student. He is also currently the executive director of Boston University Hillel. Prior to that, Jevin was the CEO of DavidsTea, a senior executive at Staples, and a partner at Mckinsey and company. Jevin has an MBA from Harvard business school and a bachelor’s from Dartmouth. Before Harvard business school, he helped found Jewish Lights Publishing. He currently serves on the board of directors for Carter’s Inc, the leading brands at apparel marketer for babies and young children. Continue reading “Episode 5: The Power of Habits in Business and Religion w/Rabbi Jevin Eagle”